An Era of Consequences: Stress Levels and Time Management

Winston Churchill once commented on procrastination, saying that “the era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.” Granted, Churchill was from a different time of Nazis and rampant fascism, but the man was wise and his words still ring true today. …

Tracking Hours Online and Good Management Habits Will Improve Productivity

Having good management habits and taking advantage of time clock software will help any business flourish. Many businesses are now web based and it can be difficult to keep track of the hours worked by telecommuting employees. This makes managing employees and deadlines nearly impossible. There are certain skill sets needed when trying to maintain good management habits. This will …

The 15 minute story: Adventures of a late employee

Breathless, collar out, shirt un-tucked, heel broken. Your employee is late. Is it real deal or is it one of the hundreds of excuses you’ve heard before? Sometimes the unthinkable happens, but there are common excuses that are used over and over again. “The traffic was a nightmare!” True, in major cities rush hour is a bear. A tangle of …

New Feature Update – Usernames

Hello fellow punchers. Today we’re rolling out a change to usernames that should make your life easier. Before today we required each employee to have an email address – this email address was used for login as well as password resets. Starting today you can now specify any username that you would like your employees to use as a login …

How to Get Forgetful Employees to Remember to Clock In

It’s easy to be forgetful, especially in 2014. People seem to work longer and harder, while trying to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Our memories and attention spans have shortened, so remembering to clock in may fall to the wayside from time to time. There are some helpful and simple ways for employers to help forgetful employees remember to clock …

Time is Money, Money is Time!

“Time is Money” is an age-old adage that is the cornerstone of many flourishing businesses. Losing time, even in minuscule amounts, can add up quickly and manual time cards are one of the worst offenders. It’s easy to get blindsided at the end of a payroll period when time cards are difficult to decipher, far from accurate, and in some …

Version 1.4.7 – New Mobile Interface

We have released a new version of Buddy Punch along with a streamlined version of our mobile interface.  We also have produced this instructional video on how to use Buddy Punch on your smartphone.  You can watch it below or view it on our help forum at: http://buddypunch.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/4000019406-using-the-mobile Also new in 1.4.7 is some performance updates and a new hide …

Version 1.4.5 Released

Good afternoon. We’ve released version 1.4.5 which is mainly a maintenance release, however we have finished the overtime feature. Users now have an option to select how their overtime is calculated. California has specific rules – and some users do not want over time calculated. When you log in click on “Settings” and then “Overtime.” You now have a drop …

Employee Managers – New Feature in Version 1.4.1

Buddy Punch now has employee managers Employee Managers can view or approve time cards for the employees that are assigned to them. Until now, only the Buddy Punch account owner could view and approve time cards.  We have added a new feature in this release to allow employees to be designated as managers and have access to view or approve …

What’s New in Version 1.4.0

Buddy Punch just got better, here’s how: New Feature : OT Calculations Buddy Punch will automatically calculate overtime hours based on a 40 hour work week.  Save yourself time calculating regular hours and overtime hours for your employees and let Buddy Punch handle it for you. Enhancement : Easier to use date & time picker for employee punches. You spoke …