5 Best Time Clock Software for Construction & Job Sites (In-Depth Look)

5 Best Time Clock Software for Construction & Job Sites (In-Depth Look)

A great time clock software for construction sites should have:

  • Features that help you increase employee accountability. For example, you should have the options to limit punches to a specific job site, device, and so on.
  • Features that help you save time on payroll. For example, the software should automatically calculate each employee’s regular hours, overtime, time off, and more.

In this article, we’ll start by explaining how Buddy Punch (our time clock software for construction job sites) helps in the above areas.

We’ll also list four other time clock apps for construction sites, so you can make a more well-informed choice.

Best Time Clock Software for Construction & Job Sites:

  1. Buddy Punch
  2. Hubstaff
  3. Workyard
  4. Connecteam
  5. ClockShark

1. Buddy Punch

Brief Overview of How Our Time Clock Software for Construction Sites Works

Before we explore Buddy Punch’s features in detail, here’s a high-level overview of how it works:

1. Your employees can punch in and out through their phone (iPhone or Android), computer, or tablet.

Buddy Punch on any device.

2. Our software calculates each employee’s regular hours, overtime, time off, and more. Per the below image, this information is available for easy export via Excel.

Payroll time saving feature.

Increase Staff Accountability via Geofencing, Photos on Punch, and More

Buddy Punch offers a variety of features to help increase staff accountability (and thus save money).

Geofencing

Geofencing.

Geofencing lets you limit punches to a specific location.

For example, let’s say a job site is located at 123 Pacific Avenue. You could optionally limit punches to within 400 feet of that address, and if someone tries to submit a punch outside that specified area , they’ll be met with an error message and be asked to punch in/out within the correct location.

Note that you’re not limited to one geofence. If, for example, crew members are working at 5 different job sites throughout the week, then you can set up 5 geofences.

Photos on Punch

Photo on Punch.

With Photos on Punch, every time a crew member punches in or out, they’re required to take a photo (selfie) of themselves and show the surrounding background (e.g., a certain job site).

The photos are then accessible through our administrator dashboard (pictured below), allowing you to verify that crew members submitted a punch from the correct job site (and that they were the ones doing the punching, rather than a friend or coworker).

See photos in timeclock summary.

Buddy Punch Offers Many Other Accountability-Related Features

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Beyond the aforementioned features, you can increase accountability via:

  • GPS Tracking: This feature tracks each crew member’s location when they punch in and out, but doesn’t restrict punches to a certain location (unlike the Geofencing feature).
  • Facial Recognition Punching: Employees show their face to a webcam, and are only able to punch in or out if it matches the image we have on file.
  • IP Address Locking: If some (or all) of your employees work in an office environment, then this feature can restrict punches to a Wi-Fi network or device(s) within that office.

Features to Help You Save Time on Payroll

Traditional payroll methods are manual and time-consuming. Buddy Punch streamlines the process via features such as:

Payroll Reports on Demand

Exported Excel payroll spreadsheet.

As mentioned previously, our software calculates each employee’s regular hours, overtime, time off, and more. Per the above image, this information is available for easy export via Excel.

Payroll Provider Integrations 

Payroll integrations.

Our time clock software integrates with the majority of payroll providers, including but not limited to QuickBooks (Online and Desktop), Paychex, SurePayroll, PayPlus, ADP, Paylocity, Workday, Gusto, and more.

Click here to learn more about our payroll provider integrations (e.g., how simple it is to set up, the time-saving benefits you can expect, and so on).

Time Off Tracking

Holiday payroll summary.

Buddy Punch can handle all your time off tracking needs — from employees requesting time off within the app (subject to your approval), to automatically calculating paid and unpaid time off balance, and so on.

Accruals

Time off accrual rules.

If you’re interested in creating accrual rules, we cover how in this help doc article.

Buddy Punch Offers Various Other Features (e.g., Scheduling, Overtime Calculations, and More)

Beyond the aforementioned features, Buddy Punch offers:

Online Reviews

We’re thankful to have received 670 reviews and 4.8/5 stars on Capterra (a widely-used software review website).

Buddy Punch reviews.

We pulled a few relevant reviews from construction businesses below, but for the complete list, click here.

“We love the fact that we can simply step away from the old school ‘micro-managerial’ format of chasing people’s hours down. The fact that it locates where and when the employee signs in and out is great for our management team from not only a time card perspective, but also in determining where they are. We work in construction and have multiple sites in which our employees work. This tool provides me one location to see when they arrived and exactly where they are.”

Click here to read the full review.

“Love that you can pull an ‘hours report’ and see the hours that each employee worked for a certain amount of time… The reports are easy to access and read. Love that you can pull the ‘timecard’ and find when each employee clocked in and out per day, easy to keep track. Love that it keeps GPS to see where each employee clocked in or out when they do so. Love the PTO option and that you have the opportunity to export information for payroll as well.” 

Click here to read the full review.

“Very inclusive of everything the admin needs to address in different scenarios ‘in the field’. Multiple customer reps were available via “chat” to help with setting up and answering questions. Rep was very knowledgeable and helped me with every single question and scenario I had trouble with. Now I’m familiar with the site and can easily see all its functions. Using Buddy Punch has been fabulous thus far.”

Click here to read the full review.

“We used to add up timesheets manually each week. When you have over 20 employees and they have different pay scales, it can be very time-consuming. This has helped us with the general punch in and out time.” 

Click here to read the full review.

“Employees can be where they are assigned. We can use geofence if employees are not punching in at the yard. We can see where they are when they punch in. It has prevented ‘stealing time’. It’s perfect for our weekly payroll information. Employees clock in early am and late pm and can leave notes when there’s no one in the office.”

Click here to read the full review.

“This was so user-friendly and easy to navigate. It’s very affordable and breaks the individual hours to a report that I could merge with our payroll provider. Also, you can put in the job address so the employee has to be on site to clock in or out.”

Click here to read the full review.

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2. Hubstaff

Hubstaff offers many features and functionality, including but not limited to:

It’s a great time clock software for construction sites. As of this writing date, it has 1239 reviews and 4.6 stars on Capterra.

“We love Hubstaff. Since implementing it, we’ve had every employee log in daily to keep track of their time and screen activity, whether in the office or at home. No issues with it, and we’ve been using it for well over a year now.”

Click here to read the full review.

3. ClockShark

ClockShark offers many features and functionality, including but not limited to:

It’s a great time clock software for construction job sites. As of this writing date, it has 1631 reviews and 4.7 stars on Capterra.

“I love the ease of login into ClockShark from anywhere and being able to track time in real-time. The GPS feature is great for being able to adjust the time from job to job if a missed punch happens. It’s a great tool for job costing per employee and has easy features that anyone can master.”

Click here to read the full review.

4. Workyard

Workyard offers many features and functionality, including but not limited to:

It’s a great job site time clock app. As of this writing date, it has 10 reviews and 5 stars on Capterra.

“Employees no longer manually keep up with their time and text weekly. I have several days more to complete payroll. I usually approve time cards daily.”

Click here to read the full review.

5. Connecteam

Connecteam offers many features and functionality, including but not limited to:

It’s a great time clock for construction sites. As of this writing date, it has 144 reviews and 4.8 stars on Capterra.

“I’m getting the forms and documents I need from the field. They were using paper forms before and would lose them, forget them… bottom line, we could never get them in the office. Getting the documentation keeps us OSHA compliant and helps us with unemployment claims if we had a legit reason to terminate someone. Also, I cannot stress this enough. Their support is fabulous.”

Click here to read the full review.

Start a Free Trial of Buddy Punch or Request a Demo

Interested in learning more about Buddy Punch? If so, feel free to:

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