When you run a busy business, it can be tricky to keep track of all your staff’s attendance, especially when they sneak off for a quick smoke or over-extend on breaks. Which proves you need clocking in system to track your staff’s activities.
No management want to distrust their employees as it can lead to a bad atmosphere. Your employees are one of your primary assets, and a happy workforce is a productive one.
Unfortunately, somebody will always try to cheat the system somehow. Here are just a few ways it could happen to your business;
‘Forgetting’ to clock in or out, especially when late.
When an employee conveniently forgets, most management is lenient and let them off the hook. This comes from trusting your employees; however, if they do this, then it is impossible to prove just how late they have been or how early they are leaving work.
Lying about start times and finish times, particularly on Monday or Friday
Some employees can take advantage of your workplace and your leniency by not being honest about the hours they are working. Without a proper clocking in place, these employees are likely to get away with it, and that will encourage other employees to do the same.
Having others clock in/out for them
This is one of the more common problems with less modern clocking in system. If you are using a card-based system or keycode, or even a paper system it is easy for an employee to get another employee to mark them down as having attended or gone home on time without actually being present.
So what can you do about it?
Good management practice means that you should treat all employees equally and eliminate any misunderstandings through a sophisticated and efficient time and attendance system.
There is a wide range of options available, but a biometric time and attendance system such as a biometric clocking in-terminal is an efficient and reliable system. Biometric time and attendance systems use an employees fingerprint or face to recognise them and clock them in and out thereby eliminating the possibility of impersonation.
Computime is the UK’s leading provider of time and attendance systems with years of experience in the leading edge of the industry.