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  • Discuss your current plans for workforce changes to manage the next 30 to 90 days and provide feedback on potential risks and opportunities
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time theft compressedCurb Time Theft via Smart Workforce Management

Time theft costs employers billions in profits and productivity. In a competitive environment where every penny matters, can you afford to turn a blind eye? Help curb employee time theft by following these best practices.

Create Clear, Specific Time & Attendance Policies

Make sure your time and attendance policies are clearly spelled out to employees and communicated both orally and in writing. Your employee manual should address specific problem activities relevant to your workforce, such as tardiness, cell phone use, unauthorized breaks, etc. It should also specify the consequences of violating your policies.

Have managers review the policies periodically with employees and be poised to update policies as new temptations present themselves.

Create Procedures for Enforcing Your Policies 

It’s not enough to have time and attendance policies. Managers have to rigorously and consistently enforce them. If managers let offenders slide, they open the door to rampant time theft. In addition, when one employee gets away with slacking, it lowers morale among your hardest working employees and makes policies harder to enforce. The easiest way to avoid this is to put firm procedures in place.

An automated employee points system can also be used to encourage stellar performance and proactively identify problem behaviors by simply assigning point values to various infractions. When an employee’s points exceed the threshold, the system immediately notifies managers, ensuring swift action is taken.

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Make Good Time and Attendance Part of Your Culture

Of course you want your employees to take pride in their work, so it’s important to make great performance and dependable time and attendance part of your definition of a job well done. One way to do this is to not only issue consequences for negative behavior but to recognize and reward exemplary performance, including adherence to time and attendance standards.

There are endless ways to structure employee recognition and rewards programs. Outstanding employees can be recognized in awards ceremonies, company newsletters, plaques or flyers. Rewards can take any form from a prime parking spot, to extra paid time-off, to gifts and gift cards…whatever motivates your workforce.

Use Best-of-Breed Workforce Management Technology

If you’re still using paper timesheets to track time and attendance, upgrading to an automated time tracking system will immediately eliminate some forms of time theft, like manipulating arrival and departure times. For mobile employees and non-traditional worksites, a mobile time tracking app with GPS may be the answer.

If you’re using time clocks with swipe cards, upgrading to biometric time clocks will foil buddy punching. These clocks use fingerprint recognition technology to eliminate fraudulent punch-ins.

Regardless of your data collection methods, be sure to take advantage of your workforce management technology’s reporting functions, which allow you to quickly spot time and attendance problems and nip them in the bud.

Learn more about time theft and how to prevent it.

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