What is a clocking system, and do I need one?
Clocking-in systems are a simple way to easily track the comings and goings of your staff. This can either be through hardware or via an app.
Hardware, such as clocking machines, will be installed somewhere at your business premises or place of work. A clocking unit aims to help prevent time theft, ensure efficient record-keeping, and save your business time, resources and money.
The data your clocking-in device collects is then fed into your business’s data systems and can be used as payroll data and report on employee activity trends, absences, and more.
How much does a clocking system cost?
Like most things in life, the system’s costs will depend on what you need and how many people you want to use it.
App clocking systems will usually use a monthly subscription. For unit clocking, you might need to pay just for the terminal or for the terminal and a monthly subscription.
Costs depend on the size of the solution you require, the number of staff you have, and the business needs you want the software to solve.
Just like any branded product – the supplier you choose will also make a difference.
What are the benefits of using a clocking system?
- Decrease costs
- Save time
- Manage lateness
- Report on employees
- Streamline your workload
You can find out the full benefits – here.
Do I need a clocking-in system for my small business?
That depends – do you need to pay your employees? Of course, you do – so yes!
Clocking in is not about just keeping an eye on your workforce because you don’t trust them; it’s about equipping yourself with the info you need to make sure their pay is correct, time off counted and much more.
A Clocking system is also a great way to find those employees who go the extra mile, are always on time and work hard and reward them for their contributions.
Whether you’re a startup with minimal employees or managing a building full of staff – clocking-in systems are scalable and can always grow with your business.
Start tracking your employees’ hours today with a cloud-based system designed for your needs. Find out more about Citadel – our cloud-based clocking system, here.