One of the biggest expenses for a business owner is covering payroll. You place confidence in your staff to do the job to the best of their ability in exchange for fair compensation.
However, without proper time and attendance tracking in place, things can quickly backfire.
You may have heard the horror stories about the DMV worker who slept at her desk regularly to the tune of $40,000 in wages earned while dozing. Or the two Fresno State employees who left work each day to go shopping during their shift while earning more than $110,000 in wages.
First and foremost, this is an issue with lack of supervision, but you can’t always be there to keep an eye on your employees. Installing a biometric time and attendance system in the workplace can act like another set of eyes in the office.
When employees scan their finger to clock in and clock out, there is no question whether they have arrived to work and are inside the building. In the case of an employee at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office who billed for four months of work he did not do, the investigation discovered there was absolutely no record of him ever being in the office.
With a biometric time clock you can keep stats on your employee throughout the day. Simply set up the finger or face scan time clock to require employees to clock in and clock out multiple times a day for their breaks and lunch. This will create a digital trail of their presence throughout the workday and provide you with valuable peace of mind.
Geotracking features even allow you to track remote employees by location and can require that employee to be within the geographical boundaries of to the workplace before they are able to clock in and out using a mobile app or portable time clock.
While you may find yourself wishing for eyes in the back of your head to keep watch on employees, a biometric time and attendance system is a much better solution.