Written by: Allied Time
During the 19th and 20th centuries, employee-timekeeping methods used manual clocks to track and maintain employee logs of the hours worked. Today, timekeeping has evolved and continues to change to provide improved security, faster payroll methods and added user-friendliness to a time machine. With these added features, the future of timekeeping remains an affordable, dynamic atmosphere.
More Options for Time Keeping
In the early 21st century, biometric timekeeping emerged to provide a newer means of tracking work hours. Today, with the invention and continued rise in popularity of the Internet, the induction of an online time clock provides a reasonable means for tracking time. Compared to manual and biometric clocks, online time clocks can keep track of schedules, time worked and accumulated hours using an online platform. Granted, individuals still need to clock-in using an actual device, but online clocks provide users with more options for tracking and maintaining time.
Better Scheduling and Management Options
Managers frequently contend with scheduling conflicts. Employee A has school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, while Employee B can only come in for a few hours on Tuesdays. These scheduling conflicts can cause constantly shuffling and re-organizing of schedules to prevent work-related meltdowns or long customer wait times. With a newer employee time clock, managers can better understand scheduling issues and re-assign workers faster and more efficiently without the added worry of a company meltdown.
With newer technology comes more options for customizing information. Before, manual clocks provided a timed stamp for workers, a setup that left little room for customization or security. Today, newer devices allow individuals to track hours work, setup software for reviewing schedules, and use weekly averages to determine how often a worker checks in or out, and at what times. These customized options allows for improved time management and organizational setups for companies looking to better manage their personnel.
From manual setups to fingerprint technology, biometric clocks all provide added security. These customizable clocks help ensure every worker clocks in on time without any time stealing. The additional security measure increases an employer’s ROI, while employees benefit from secure mainframes that provide restricted access without recording any personally identifiable features. So while each of these clocks adds improved scheduling and customizable features, perhaps the improved security measures are the main selling point for some business owners.