Feb 19, 2021
The ability to track employees is a necessity for any company, but how you do it makes a difference. The tough part is trying to decide which solution may be the best for your organization. Human error is the single biggest factor in most time-keeping systems. When errors happen, managers and human resources spend valuable time making the corrections on tight deadlines. The solution? Biometric time clocks.
Today, LightWork® Software offers biometric time clocks that do not require passwords or badges, and most importantly, provide greater accuracy for authentication or identification of the person.
As a corporate decision-maker, there are a number of considerations prior to switching to a new time collection solution. Here are the common barriers that come to mind with respect to employees clocking in using a biometric system:
- The cost to change may seem is too steep.
- Taking a fingerprint may feel invasive.
- The Your work environment wouldn’t meld well with a digital punch system.
- Business operations’ locations have spotty internet reception.
Understandably, any of these may feel like a deal-breaker, but when you closely examine the issues, your perspective may change. Biometric devices are more expensive than a traditional time clock. Depending upon the type of biometric device, they can be more expensive, but there will also be significant savings in the long run because time collection accuracy increases, thus reducing manager and staff time to correct errors. Additionally, biometric clocks completely eliminate the use of buddy punching, i.e. time clock fraud.
Some organizations may resist asking employees to provide a handprint or fingerprint because they feel it is invasive and a violation of their rights, which sounds like an issue until you examine how biometric time clock technology works. Biometric clocks do not take actual fingerprints or handprints, they only capture certain points on an employee’s hand or finger.
In some work environments where there may be a lot of dust or dirt, such as manufacturing plants, it can be difficult for a biometric reader to get the proper image to authenticate the user. In these instances, a plastic case for the time clock prevents this as a potential issue.
What happens when the internet goes down, or internet coverage is spotty? Biometric time clocks are designed to store employee clocking data, which can be uploaded at a later time. The biometric devices also have an additional battery back up to allow employees to continue to record their work times, even when the power is out.
It is tough to run a successful business, which is why LightWork provides solutions to make the daily tasks as simple as possible.
Click here to learn more about LightWork Time's timekeeping software solution and biometric time clocks.