Is employee attendance tracking irrelevant for salaried employees?

Absolutely not.

Let’s discuss why a timekeeping system is crucial for business success, regardless of how employees are paid.

First off, what’s an attendance tracking system?

An employee attendance tracking system (or app) automates time cards, schedules, and PTO. Small employers have moved to turnkey cloud-based apps. They are inexpensive and intuitive. They are equally valuable for employees, managers, owners, and HR.

TimeWorksExpress is the perfect app for small employee teams. You can sign up in a couple minutes. Start tracking time and PTO immediately. Create schedules with drag-and-drop. Export data to payroll without spreadsheets.

Though TimeWorksExpress is designed primarily for hourly workers, it provides valuable benefits for companies with salaried workers.

Here’s why:

1. Attendance Tracking for Employee Accountability

Employee accountability is paramount for productivity and engagement. Regardless of how your team gets things done—accountability is critical. This is true for all employee types including contractors, freelancers, and telecommuters.

TimeWorksExpress helps you know when remote employees are working. They clock in with their phone, tablet, or laptop. Managers have oversight from wherever they are working. as well This is how virtual teams manage employee timekeeping in 2019.

Using an employee attendance app creates accountability. Smart entrepreneurs insist on time tracking from day one. Even during those crazy first few months or years when everyone is working 80-hour weeks.

Good employees want to document their commitment to working the long hours required to launch a start-up.

When your team has settled into a saner schedule, time tracking helps you manage schedules to maintain productivity.

2. Document Management

Efficient document management is critical for success. Human Resources handles the most important documents—those that allow you to pay your employees accurately.

Employee time and attendance is well-defined. This makes it uniquely suited to automation with TimeWorksExpress.

3. Attendance Tracking for Compliance

Consider Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) laws. They apply equally to all workers, regardless of the way they are paid. Automated timekeeping creates a foundation for compliance.

It not only ensures accurate payroll, it automatically stores essential records. Schedules, PTO, overtime, and employee classifications must be retained.

Small companies can use an inexpensive time tracking app like TimeWorksExpress. Ensure strict compliance from your very first employee. Let the app maintain the paper trail that will protect you in case of an audit or employee dispute.

4. Overtime Management

Mismanaged overtime is a surefire way to trigger employee burnout. That leads to higher attrition. Every time you have to find and train a new employee, you slow business growth.

5. Time Tracking for Resource Allocation

Employee timekeeping reveals team productivity. Regardless of the operational classification—project, client, or product. Simplify client billing and project timelines. Analyze historical schedule data to forecast staffing needs for 2020.

6. Administrative Efficiency

How much time does your Human Resources team spend preparing payroll? How about tracking PTO? TimeWorksExpress empowers your payroll department. And TimeWorksExpress self-service empowers your employees as well. It allows your team to access HR info on their own. Admin staff and employees both appreciate eliminating the phone calls for HR questions.

7. Time Off Requests

TimeWorksExpress makes it easy for your employees to request time off. You (or your managers) approve them in the app. This eliminates confusion and ensures that your clients aren’t shortchanged because of a scheduling mix-up.

8. Data Security

TimeWorksExpress is a SwipeClock employee time and attendance app. At SwipeClock, we have been protecting business payroll information since 1999. Our resources and data security expertise give you peace of mind.

Ready For TimeWorksExpress Attendance Tracking?

You can sign up for TimeWorksExpress right now. Just enter basic company and employee information and you’re set. We offer a 30-day no-pressure free trial. Discover how employee timekeeping with TimeWorksExpress can improve your business operations.

By Liz Strikwerda