Time and Attendance has been around for over a century. One of the earliest examples of a time clock was patented by Willard Le Grand Bundy, in 1890. Known as The Bundy Clock, it went into mass production in the late 19th century and was used by many organisations around the world to calculate the working hours of employees. Thankfully, the process of stamping an employee card has moved on somewhat. Demand from businesses looking to leverage the benefits and cost savings associated with time and attendance solutions, has given rise to a rapidly expanding industry. The time and attendance market is now estimated to be worth over $1.7 billion. Suppliers of time and attendance solutions are always looking for new and innovative ways to differentiate themselves from their competition. So, what are some of the ‘must-haves’ of a time and attendance solution?
Controlling costs in any business is one of the most critical elements of sound financial management. Staffing costs are usually one of the biggest categories of spend for most businesses. This is why it is important to make staff planning and wage calculations as efficient and accurate as possible. Many organisations around the world have chosen to invest in time and attendance systems in order to achieve efficiencies and savings. This article discusses some of the ways a time and attendance system can help businesses save money.
Workplace fire safety is a legal responsibility for every employer. This is a mandatory, legal requirement. There are many specific aspects of fire safety that must be complied with, such as making sure that emergency routes and exits are kept clear and are well signposted; fire detecting and fire-fighting equipment must be installed correctly; there must be a clear emergency evacuation plan that is made known to everyone in the building; the needs of vulnerable people must be taken into consideration; fire safety staff must be adequately trained and the removal or safe storage of dangerous or hazardous materials must be carried out. These are just some of the mandatory requirements, but every organisation is required to carry out their own fire safety risk assessments to identify and prioritise every potential hazard so that control measures can be put in place to mitigate the risk. The employer’s responsibility extends not only to employees, but everyone who is on the premises, including visitors and contractors.
This article covers the benefits and other considerations of time and attendance integration. Whether you are considering an integration with access control, payroll or any other application, this article is designed to help you understand the potential advantages.
Staff are the most important and often the most expensive resource for most businesses. It is important to manage your workforce effectively to get the most out of your investment. Effective planning and ensuring your employees are doing the right job at the right time will maximise productivity. Businesses around the world have been recording time and attendance of their staff for decades. Gone are the days when individual cards need to be punched by a machine and a team of administrators had to pay cash to people based on their hours worked.
In this digital age, sophisticated time and attendance solutions can manage everything from your advanced rota planning and job planning, ensuring you have all of your required resources in place, right through to automatically and accurately calculating an individual’s pay. This article looks at 10 key benefits of time and attendance.