Construction businesses are always considering new ways to save time and money. Equipment, supply costs, and labour all factor into the bottom line. Properly managing your workforce should be a top priority, and your personnel is your most valuable asset. Businesses with large teams and multiple worksites stand to reap the most benefits of switching from a traditional time clock requiring workers to clock in and out to a biometric time clock system that keeps track of workers and hours on its own.
Not only do clocking in and out systems hinder the productiveness of on-site construction workers, but businesses who don’t keep up with the latest technology will fall behind the curve. The company will lose the ability to compete with competitors for the best workers if they know that their work and on-the-job experience is not comparable. Clocking in systems aren’t as nimble and make it harder to diversify the team. A biometric solution can solve these problems for the construction industry in Ireland, as well as around the world. There are many reasons construction companies in Ireland use onsite clocking. See below –
Used on any Job Site
Because biometric time clocks are accessible from any smart device, they allow workers to clock in and out even when flexing job sites. It enables the business more flexibility and easier problem-solving. Employees can work anywhere needed on any given day. HR teams struggle with traditional clocking in systems because it is difficult to keep track of a worker’s location, especially if they visit multiple job sites in a day. Someone has to keep track of hours worked on each job site, and it becomes an administrative nightmare on paper.
Eliminates Time Clock Errors and Abuses
Traditional manual time clocks are easy to manipulate and abuse, from buddy-punching to forgetting to clock in or out. They require extra work and attention when an employee has to stop in at the beginning and the end of every day to make sure their time gets appropriately recorded. Biometric solutions eliminate these time clock errors because workers have easy access to their schedules and can track their attendance with a click on their Smartphone. Because it is easier to log time, they are much more likely to report it accurately.
Helps with Shift Management
Not only to biometric timekeeping solutions track attendance, but they assist HR teams in scheduling shifts. Workers can quickly input their availability, giving HR access to their schedule, how much time they already put in, and their location. HR managers can use the system to create schedules that make it easier for workers to remain accountable.
A company can also save valuable resources like time and money by placing workers closer to where they live, moving them based on available resources, and requiring less time at the beginning and end of every day to clock in and out.
The systems also track shift changes and allow workers to swap shifts without having to involve the HR team, ensuring that all shifts are covered and can prevent over scheduling or missed shifts.
Traditional clocking in systems requires workers to call, send an email, or talk to the HR office face to face. Biometric time clock systems prevent this by providing a way for a worker to speak to a member of the HR team immediately to explain absences, justify overtime, or request vacation. They can do all of these things directly from their smart device. The goal is to keep consistent communication while updating schedules quickly and efficiently, making everyone’s life easier.
Reduces Payroll Errors
HR teams spend a lot of time integrating payroll with time and attendance records. It is time consuming, confusing, and leads to errors. Personnel manually adds up hours from a traditional time clock or has to sift through multiple spreadsheets. Workers run the risk of getting paid incorrectly based on these mistakes. Biometric time clock systems eliminate the need for this extra work and worry. They seamlessly integrate with payroll to track hours and reduce the amount of time the HR team spends reconciling hours and location information. Each worker gets paid for the hours he or she worked with fewer headaches.
Assists with Overtime Management
Many businesses deal with paying unnecessary overtime every payday due to the errors caused by traditional time clock systems. It impacts the bottom line and puts a strain on workers who don’t have enough time to rest between shifts. A biometric clocking in system alleviates the hassle of scheduling overtime because it more effectively manages workers, locations, and available time. It can help businesses determine who still has hours open to work and who has worked overtime already this pay period. By streamlining shifts and project management, reducing or eliminating overtime when using the software.
Effective labour management can save businesses both time and money while making it easier for both HR departments and workers to log time and keep track of hours. Providing improved technology to help workers manage their schedules and track attendance from their Smartphone ensures that you remain competitive in the market which increases your teams’ happiness and engagement.
Check out why Irish Construction company, the Sammon Group, implemented a Biometric Time Clock System.