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Why You Should Use a Time Clock App in Your Business Do you need a user-friendly, strategy to help you keep track of your employees and their schedules? Here is why you should try a time clock app:

By Jeff Broth

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When you are running a business, one of the most important tools you should be using is a time clock app. There are many benefits to using it. It can help you save both time and money. Any business big or small will find it useful.

Here are all the benefits of using a time clock app.

Your employee data will be stored in one secure place

The most common method businesses use these days to track and manage employee schedules is just asking employees to write down when they came in and left on a sheet of paper. This can make it easy to see when employees came to work and when they left work. But you won't be able to put all this data together and see how this affected your business.

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Whereas when you use a time clock app, all the data will be stored online. So, you will be able to put the data together to see which employees are putting in the most hours and if their efforts are affecting your business positively or negatively.

As all the data is available online, you can access it any time with ease, you won't need to go through piles of papers and struggle to find the information you need.

You can create better schedules for your employees

Once you begin accumulating data of your employees work ethic, you will know what tasks your employees handle best and at what times of the day. Hence, you can make most of this information to create a special daily schedule for each employee.

This will not just improve your business performance, but employee engagement too as they will be spending more time on tasks they enjoy.

You can manage employees remotely

Another big benefit of using a time clock app is that you can manage your employees remotely. You won't need to be there on-site always to make sure employees are coming in on time and working all through their shift.

Many time clocking apps these days come with face recognition software. Your employees can clock in and clock out their time just by placing their face in front of the recognition camera.

So, you can simply decide which employee works when and assign them tasks and instructions on how to get these tasks done even when you are away. You won't need to spend countless hours at work or on the phone explaining how things need to get done.

Employees get the rest they need

Sometimes when employees begin working, they forget that they need to get their required rest and will continue powering through. This might result in more quantity of work being done, but it will affect the quality as resting can help improve the performance and mood of your employees.

During the short break they can get some food or sleep or both which can boost their performance. Studies like this have shown that a good lunch break can increase engagement

In your time clock app you can set reminders that will inform you when your employees time is up and they need to take a break or go home. And you can make sure that they do.

Remind employees too

Most time clock tools have apps employees can install on their mobiles too. These will alert employees about their schedules before hand and during. Through the app they will know when they have to be at work, when it is time to take break, the tasks they need to finish during a shift and when they have to leave.

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This will help them manage themselves and get more work done, making the job of the manager easier.

Calculate wages better

As you will have a more accurate figure on the amount of time your employees are putting in, it will make it easy for you to calculate wages correctly. Some clocking apps will automatically calculate the wages so that you don't have to.

These are the reasons why you should use a time clocking app to manage your employees better. Hope this article helps you make the right decision.

Do you use a time clock app? How has it helped you? Please leave your comments below.

Jeff Broth, a business writer and advisor. Consulted for SMB owners and entrepreneurs for 7 years now. Mainly covering finance, stocks and emerging fintech trends.
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