The Benefits of Smartphone Clocking
Time Clocking App. Thanks to the rise of connectivity, clocking has never been easier.
The tools used to clock in and out of work have evolved dramatically over the years, but never before have we had a clocking terminal in our hands.
Individual to each user at 0 hardware cost to the employer.
You can now use your smartphone to clock in and out of work each day, and easily track all your employees time so that you always know where it’s going.
If you’re ready to transition from an old-fashioned time clock or paper-based nightmare to app time-clocking, this is what you need to know.
What is a time clocking App?
A clocking app is a modern way for employees to clock in and out of each shift. It tracks working hours.
You simply download an app on your smartphone. Clock in with your thumbprint or PIN, start working, finish up, and clock out from there—all from one device!
Advantages of using a smartphone to clock employee time
Due to the ongoing impact the pandemic will have on businesses, lots of employers are cautious about allowing their employees to use clocking terminals that involve touch.
Businesses can buy a contactless clocking terminal, such as RFID (card clocking). But if they want an instant solution – an App is the answer.
Other advantages include:
- Flexible working
If you’re an employer looking to improve your time-and-attendance software, or if you’re an employee who wants more flexibility with your schedule, then app time clocking is probably a feature you want.
You can clock from anywhere at any time as the software is in your hands.
- No forgetting clocking equipment
One reason to switch over is that some employees constantly forget their time clocking equipment, such as fobs or cards.
With the App, they are unlikely to lose their phones. And if they do, you can ensure a tablet or web browser is available for them to clock.
No more guessing employee hours!
- 0 Hardware costs for you
When employees clock in/out with their smartphone apps, there’s no need for designated clocks or tracking devices.
As well as clocking via the App, employers can view timecards, flag absence and more.
- Geolocating workers
Companies can also ensure that workers are not clocking in or out from unauthorised locations (even from home) while using the app.
It will geolocate workers at the time of clocking, so you know they are where they are meant to be.
Tips for making your clocking process successful
When you introduce an app such as Citadel or any other time-keeping software, employees must understand why they need to clock in.
Explain the benefits that time tracking will have on the workplace. Mention that accurate timesheets mean accurate pay!
Layout fully the process of clocking via the app, as well as your expected attendance policy. This is a great time to let your workers know what will happen if someone is consistently late or absent.
Why use Citadel as your time and attendance provider?
With Citadel, you can simplify your time and attendance needs by integrating everything from clocking in/out to managing employee attendance into one streamlined, easy-to-use app.
Citadel’s free Android or iPhone app is quick, accurate, and works without ever having to touch a computer or clocking terminal!
The Citadel Mobile App:
- Records start times and end times
- Track meals and rest periods
- Enable department transfers to distribute hours appropriately
- “Drag and Go” technology for easy navigation
- A simple login process for setup
- Sends all time and attendance data to the cloud in real-time
Every Citadel account includes access to the Citadel App at no extra charge, and every clock is instantly visible in your web portal from any Internet-connected device in the world.
Other cloud-based clocking benefits:
- Easy Setup- up and running in as little as three steps
- Simple integration between the mobile app, cloud portal, and time clocks
- Free software upgrades for life
- Unlimited data storage