Version 1.5 Released

We just released version 1.5 on app.buddypunch.com.  You’ll notice the sidebar content has moved to the top of the screen – along with some updated colors and icons.  It isn’t just a facelift – things should work better on lower screen resolutions. Also new with version 1.5, column sorting!  We know it was long overdue, but when viewing all employees …

Top 10 tips for hiring employees correctly

Hiring is easy!  (says the guy who never hired anyone before) Hiring managers know the challenges of finding the right candidate, from sorting through the initial applications, to making a decision after one or two face-to-face encounters with the front runners. Following these steps can help ensure that the person you ultimately choose can get the job done. 1. Winnowing …

Processing Payroll Effectively

We’re all human.  We all make mistakes.  However understanding challenges ahead of time can help us overcome them.  Most of the time. Processing payroll can be challenging, especially when processing for numerous employees and multiple locations. The use of an online time clock or online timecard software has made this challenge a little easier, however one must still take care …

How early employees can cost money

Early is good, right?  Late is bad.  Or is it? It is crucial for most businesses that their employees be on time for work. Late employees can cost customers, productivity, opportunities and revenue, but what about early employees? The cost of an individual employee clocking in a few minutes before their shift may seem negligible, but over time it can …

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 …