Flexible Working Hours Tracking

Flexible Working Hours Tracking

Flexible working hours tracking isn’t impossible. With the right software and support, you can easily and accurately receive flexible payroll data and more, automatically!

We understand it can sometimes seem like there are a host of barriers to enabling flexible working. Trust issues, team building, and more can all make employers nervous to push the so-called ‘digital workforce revolution’.

However, the financial benefits of flexible working are tenfold. Not only do companies who adopt flexible working see less absence and better talent retention, often they can adopt longer working hours and more.

Types of flexible working

Whether your workforce has part-time, remote working, job sharing, or more, a cloud-based clocking system can help.

Not only will clocking enable you to track employee hours, but will ensure transparency between hours worked and paid for workers.

Despite many flexible workers not being office-based, compliance with working time regulations, break rules, and more must still happen. Using a clock in and out system will therefore help you keep an accurate track of time for authorities if needed.

Check out our flexible working examples:

Types of Flexible working

How do you monitor flexible working hours?

Like any business wanting to track working hours, you will need a clock in and out system.

Whether your employees need to work a set number of hours, are part-time, or only work during busy periods, monitoring when employees work is important.

Clocking in systems, such as Citadel by Chronologic, offers businesses a simple way to start clocking employees.

Choosing from either a clocking machine or clocking digitally via App or web browser, from just £0.08 per employee per day.

With a cloud-based system, you won’t need to worry about storing your clocking data, and the system includes unlimited pay rules, reporting, and offline clocking functionality as standard.

How to implement flexitime for your business

A clocking system will help you do the basics of tracking hours, but to accurately monitor the success of flexi workers, we suggest:

  1. Creating a policy for flexible workers
    Your workers need to know exactly how flexible working will work within the organisation. Define rules, core hours, or any other terms and conditions you need for your business.
    Make sure to share the process so all employees and managers have access to the information.
  2. Training employees for flexible working
    It’s not just those working at home or only core hours that are affected. HR, admin staff, management, and more will all need to adapt to the new way of working.
    Outline what you need from each team member to make flexible working a success. Train them on any news equipment, such as clocking machines or Time and Attendance software, if needed.
  3. Measuring the success of flexitime
    Do you need output or hours? Are employee’s job sharing or working core hours meeting your needs? If not, how can they?
    Making sure that you refer to your policy and update as need is vital. Employee’s requesting to work from home have to understand how or why things are or aren’t working, so that they can change and adapt.

Why is Flexible Working Time important to employees?

Flexible working is important for building employee wellbeing and work-life balance.

The impact, pros and cons of flexible working hours on productivity can go round in circles, but in reality, tracking hours and output with clocking software will ensure your staff are not sleeping on the job wherever they are.

Whatever you choose – tracking hours will help!

Whether you allow your workers to be flexible with their hours or not, a clock in and out system will free up time for your managers, save money and ultimately boost productivity thanks to automation.

Find out more about our clocking systems here.

Any questions, or if you’d like to request a free online demo to see how clocking in with Citadel could work for you, call 01761 410015, email us or click the chat icon.