Blogs

  • The Payroll Link

    The Payroll Link

    16 March 2017

    Does this sound familiar? It’s a few days from payday and the person responsible for payroll, typically ‘finance’ or HR vanish into a ‘no-go zone’ and refuse to speak to anyone whilst they slowly suffer the pain of trying to sort out and process the weekly and/or monthly payroll. They eventually emerge, bleary-eyed and unhinged, desperate for several cups of tea/coffee, half a pack of biscuits and a bit of a cry in a dark room to recover.

  • Pros and cons of Mobile Clocking

    Pros and cons of Mobile Clocking

    03 March 2017

    Many businesses have employees who work away from the office; whether that’s engineers, sales reps or transporters. It can be difficult getting an accurate record of these employees’ clocking times and their day-to-day activities. Fortunately, there are mobile clocking systems out there that can help with this. The term ‘mobile clocking systems’ applies to any portable device that supports a web browser, so this would include pho...

  • Pros and cons of the Biometric Handscanner

    Pros and cons of the Biometric Handscanner

    22 February 2017

    Often, people mistake the biometric handscanner as being exactly the same as a finger-scanner, except that it scans the whole hand rather than just one finger. This is not the case. It’s a bit like comparing apples and oranges; they’re both in the fruit basket, but they couldn’t be more different. We’ve taken a look at the Biometric handscanner to shine a light on its good points and reveal a few drawbacks you might need to co...

  • Pros and cons of the Biometric Fingerscanner

    Pros and cons of the Biometric Fingerscanner

    15 February 2017

    The Biometric Fingerscanner is the most requested clocking terminal in the enquiries we receive. This isn’t surprising, given that Biometrics are becoming more popular (and readily available) with each passing year, as pointed out over on Biometricupdate.com. How does the Biometric Fingerscanner compare to other terminals for the purposes of time & attendance? Well, let’s take a look…

  • Pros and cons of the proximity clocking terminal

    Pros and cons of the proximity clocking terminal

    05 February 2017

    The proximity terminal is a popular clocking solution, utilised by plenty of companies to great effect. We seem to be moving further into “the age of Biometrics” with finger-scanners, hand-scanners and facial recognition software all becoming alternative methods of clocking in. However, the proximity terminal is still going strong, and is still the overwhelming choice for thousands of companies.

  • Organising your workforce

    Organising your workforce

    30 January 2017

    Every workforce can be divided into several different “groups” depending on their varying skillsets or responsibilities. For example, if you are a manufacturing company, you may have skilled machine operators or possibly forklift truck drivers. Similarly, if you are a creative design company, then you may have skilled artists, production staff and dedicated installation teams. Making sure you have adequate numbers of staff to cover each skill area is key to helping your busines...

  • Why the Fire Register is vital for your company

    Why the Fire Register is vital for your company

    23 January 2017

    Fire Drills are a necessary evil. Making sure that in the event of a fire, everyone knows what to do and can exit the building quickly and safely should be a priority for every company. A Time & Attendance system should have a reliable fire register so that you have a foolproof method of recording everyone who is onsite and most importantly, that you can get your hands on that fire register no matter what the situation.

  • What is the real time when clocking in and out?

    What is the real time when clocking in and out?

    16 January 2017

    When employees have fixed start and finish times, and are using some form of mechanical or electronic attendance system it is pretty important that the device they are using to clock in and out is accurate. Only by having an accurate system can employers reliably understand who might have been late or left early.

  • 5 tips for purchasing a Time and Attendance system

    5 tips for purchasing a Time and Attendance system

    08 January 2017

    There are a lot of Time & Attendance systems out there, catering to a wide array of requirements. It can be a bit daunting trying to find the right system for your needs, and being sure that you’re purchasing a high quality product that is going to continue to serve you for years to come can be like walking a tightrope in the dark.

  • How do I clock remote workers?

    How do I clock remote workers?

    10 December 2016

    According to a study by Stanford University, 50% of remote workers believe they are more productive working from home than the office. Mikogo also reports that, according to a study by Intel and Dell, perceptions on Remote Working is shifting, with more companies and employees seeing the benefits of working “away from the offic...