Get Immediate Employee Buy-In for Your New Time and Attendance System!
It’s clear that implementing an automated, best of breed time and attendance system can offer employers numerous benefits, such as cutting labor costs, increasing compliance and enhancing overall control.
However, one common concern remains: Getting employees on board with the change.
Make It Quick and Painless
While it’s hard to determine how your employees will feel about having to punch in and out of a ‘time clock’ (regardless of what you might be using to collect time!), it’s important to gain their buy in early on so roll-out is quick and painless.
Employers can win over hardworking employees by emphasizing how the new time and attendance system will benefit them. After all, if employees are correctly tracking their hours, the system will work to their advantage. (And if employees aren’t…well, that’s why employers need a best of breed time and attendance system in the first place.)
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The 3 Main Benefits of Using an Automated Time and Attendance System
These are the key benefits of time and attendance systems that you should be sure to communicate:
1. Automated time and attendance systems accurately capture ALL time worked.
By tracking and recording time with down to the minute accuracy, immediately upon punch in, employees are sure to get paid for every minute of the time they put in, including overtime. With handwritten time sheets, or systems that are unable to account for all overtime and pay rules, that’s not always the case.
2. Automated time and attendance systems empower employees.
Most best of breed time and attendance systems offer employees access to their employment information, such as hours worked, earned time off, and even their schedule. Rather than waiting on a manager for this information, employees can readily access their records whenever they need to.
3. Automated time and attendance systems treat everyone fairly.
Top performers typically resent deadbeat coworkers—just listen to any water cooler grumbling. Coworkers who cut out early, come in late and ask their friends to cover for them can turn other employees sour. With an automated time and attendance system, everyone’s activity is transparent, thanks to down to the minute tracking and real time visibility. Using data collection methods such as biometric time clocks or mobile apps with GPS tracking capabilities, employers can eliminate problems such as buddy punching. Managers can even set up alerts to ensure employees have clocked in on time at their specific location.
Employers can further increase enthusiasm for their new time and attendance system by launching it in conjunction with an attendance incentive program. Reward good attendance practices with incentives such as time off, a bonus, or prime parking.
Ticks and Points System
Some best of breed time and attendance systems are even equipped with a ticks and points system that allow you to create a balance of positive (or negative) attendance habits. Rewarding employees for being on time for work, and staying put, shifts the focus on the positive benefits of the system and doesn’t make workforce management seem like a one way street.
In short, when employers show employees how the new time and attendance system will benefit them personally, employees will be happy to punch the clock. In a good way.
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