Having to manage people’s attendance and keeping an accurate record of their check-in times can be a very frustrating part of running a business. Today’s world consists of a digital approach, and the old-fashioned punch clock really does not fit anymore. Meet its successor – the far superior Buddy Punch system.
Starting the Buddy Punch
Buddy Punch is an amazing software that keeps workplace attendance accurate, while also maximizing efficiency in data input. Best of all, it is very easy to use – both for the employer and their employees. One can access Buddy Punch via an app on a smartphone, or through a desktop online. It offers a modern day approach to attendance checking, with a more fluid and faster-paced way of providing information.
A Look into the Old Ways
The primitive punch clock takes a long time to use in companies, especially when dealing with a large number of employees. Employees can spend their mornings waiting in line to ‘punch in’, wasting valuable company time. The reliability of its data is also questionable as there is no singular monitoring system behind the devices.
Anyone can punch in an employee’s card, which tends to promote habits of having other workers punch in their cards for them. It is an overall archaic form of monitoring worker activities. The larger your company gets, the harder it is to manage and keep a check on the attendance numbers. Those wanting an easier, more streamlined, and best of all more accurate process should look no further.
Perks for the Employees
The Buddy Punch system utilizes a smartphone as a means to ‘check in’ for work. Employees only need to download the app into their phones to get things started. This means that employees do not have to wait in long lines to punch out their own cards to a machine. The Buddy Punch has facial recognition software so you do not even have to type anything. You only have to look into the camera, and you are all set. It is easy to use, less frustrating, and easily available.
The Employer’s Tool
On the employer’s side of things, the Buddy Punch provides guaranteed proof that employees are indeed in the building. The problem with the traditional punch clock system is that anybody can easily use a card to check in. This puts into question the reliability of the data stored in each employee’s cards. Did they really punch all those dates and times? Or did they have a friend do it for them? The facial recognition provides definitive proof that the employee is at work on time – no question about it.
The Buddy Punch system also allows employers to monitor workstations from multiple locations. The system records information and puts it into a singular center, giving employers access to all the information in one place. You can also use the Buddy Punch to record and monitor overtimes, breaks, and even vacations. Everything is noted, so you have all the information available to you at any given time.