While most employers know that having a robust, web-based time tracking system can impact their company’s bottom line, it’s not just employers who stand to benefit. Time cards also offer a number of rewards and advantages for employees as well.
It’s true that in some cases, employees may feel hesitation to transition to a new time clock system, but by having a clear understanding of the benefits that time clocks offer, your employees will be far more likely to embrace the new system, and get on board with it; encouraging the rest of your team to follow suit as well!
If you’re thinking of implementing a new time clock in your company, here’s a look at a few benefits that employees stand to gain from the new system.
While your employees realize it, using an on old-fashioned time tracking system is a process in and of itself. While it might seem easy enough to use pen and paper to clock in and out, the fact is that an updated time tracking system can make the process of clocking in and out even easier. Tracking breaks, overtime, and vacation time is far easier as well.
Accurate paychecks are just one benefit of using time clock software. After all, there are fewer things more frustrating for your team than getting shorted on their paycheck or having to check and recheck it for accuracy. Having an updated and improved time tracking system can help to reduce the change of errors occurring, both during the sign-in or sign-out process, or errors that are made by the payroll department when transferring the data into the system. An up-to-date time clock should be able to sync with the company’s payroll program, which means improved accuracy, and less time spent correcting mistakes.
Time clock software can also help to improve transparency; meaning greater accountability as well as openness and clarity when it comes to the payroll process and time paid. An automated system will give employees instant access to the records of their workdays, showing how they correspond with their paycheck. All they have to do is sign into their secure portal, and they’ll be able to see hours worked, time off, and more. Your team can stay in the know, at all times.
One of the benefits of an updated timeclock is that it can also help to improve fairness and equality across the board. While it’s true that some employees are naturally more organized than others, and diligent arriving on time or ensuring that they don’t take off for longer than their designated breaks, there are also those who are less diligent. The extra time that they take while on lunch or on break can cause friction among coworkers, with those who are honest and hardworking suffering in the wake of those who lack organization. Having a time clock system, though, will help to ensure organization and honesty in the workplace.
A More Positive Workplace
Making sure everyone is treated equally can help to boost workplace morale, and can help to keep your best employees happy. When your team notices that everyone is held to the same standards, and expected to arrive at the same time, they’ll feel a lot more positively about the workplace. With a time clock system, you’ll also reduce the chance of buddy punching, the practice of clocking coworkers in, helping to reduce pressure on your team to comply with a co-worker’s requests to sign them in, and helping to keep everyone honest and on the same page.
By helping your employees to understand the benefits of a time tracking system, you can help your team to feel more positively about the new system. Make sure you take the time to prepare your team for the changes that are in store, and help them to understand the benefits as well. Once your team starts using it, they’ll be able to see for themselves how a time clock system can help to make life easier.