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03 December 2018

How You Can Learn from Time & Attendance Data

Posted by Michelle Grossman

Today’s business leaders are leveraging their employee’s time and attendance data to help make informed and impactful decisions for their respective organizations. 

While many might think attendance data simply notes who’s on the clock and who’s not, it actually goes far beyond those walls, making tracking employee activities and measuring engagement easier than ever before.

Read on below to find out more about what you can learn from time and attendance data.

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15 November 2018

Bye-Bye, Buddy Punching! How Biometric Time Tracking is Here to Save the Day

Posted by Michelle Grossman

If you’ve been searching for the perfect way to keep track of your roster of employees – when they clock in, when they clock out, and what tasks they’re tackling throughout the day in between – then you’ll likely want to consider implementing a time and labor management solution for your workforce.

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28 September 2017

How Lack Of Labor Is Killing Your Workforce...And What To Do About It

Posted by Dominick Mauro

No matter the industry, employee satisfaction should be a topic that's valued and held in high regard within your workforce. In fact, a recent Gallup pole has revealed that 51% of workers are looking to leave their current jobs. So why is over half of today's workforce looking to jump ship from their current employer?

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02 March 2016

What Are The Benefits Of Shift Bidding?

Posted by VCS Software

Proactivity is the key in managing one’s workforce scheduling processes. Ensuring that you are always scheduling the right employees to work the right positions at the right times is paramount for any manager. A schedule needs to be determined before a shift starts, not configured during the shift. This simple paradigm shift of practicing proactive (instead of reactive) scheduling saves organizations tens of thousands of dollars by reducing overtime, fairly awarding extra duty, minimizing grievances, and cutting payroll processing time in half.

Shift bidding, the process of allowing employees to bid on shifts, is of the most effective components of a proactive scheduling philosophy. Businesses that practice shift bidding allow employees to view available shifts and rank those shifts in order of priority selection.

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29 February 2016

4 Myths About Biometric Time Clock Technology

Posted by VCS Software

Biometric time clocks are a savior for fledgling HR departments attempting to use traditional punch or card swipe time clocks to accurately track their employees’ hours. Employees can punch in and out for work using a unique physical characteristic like a fingerprint. The technology stands in stark contrast to traditional systems, making it near impossible for buddy-punching to survive, and nearly eliminating the potential for fraud. The benefits aren’t exclusive to employers, though. Employees won’t have to worry about remembering a code or losing a swipe card, rather, they simply must scan their fingerprint or other feature into the system and they are ready to begin work. Despite the various benefits for both employers and employees, skepticism remains concerning the use of biometric employee time clocks. Most of this fear is rooted in misinformation, or a lack of understanding. So we have compiled a brief list of the most damaging myths concerning biometric time clock technology, as we attempt to debunk them and improve your workforce.

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08 February 2016

Are You Overspending With Your Traditional Time & Attendance System?

Posted by VCS Software

Business owners understand the importance of keeping track of their employees' time and attendance. The task can be challenging without a system that can simplify the process and keep the information organized. Many businesses have been implementing scheduling software that automatically tracks and computes all the data. However, an effective software system can offer more than just the basics to simplify and advance the workforce. This article discusses what qualities are needed to ensure you are not overspending on your scheduling efforts.

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10 December 2015

What Is Biometric Identification?

Posted by VCS Software

Although biometric technology has been used for various applications over the last several years, there have been many improvements to this technology, which have led to the inclusion of biometric identification in attendance systems (time clocks). Now, after a reduction in cost, biometrics are readily available and affordable to consumers as well as business owners.

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07 October 2015

How To Eliminate Business Expenses With Better Scheduling

Posted by VCS Software

Effective scheduling software can help a business thrive by cutting the little expenses that may go unnoticed. Software can help with important business functions like calculating your budget, boosting employee morale and minimizing paper work, which will eliminate certain business expenses so you have more time to focus on other obligations.

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11 September 2015

How Does An Employee Time Clock Fit Into The Modern Workforce?

Posted by VCS Software

The time clock has experienced quite the evolution since its invention in 1888. The world has changed too. As workforces have expanded, time and clock systems have become more efficient. With the progression of technology, the employee time clock has incorporated new innovations to boost functionality. For instance, within the past decade, on-site employees have witnessed the time clock grow to incorporate biometric punch options, which are used to verify the identity of the employee and prevent “buddy-punching.” In this post we will discuss the pitfalls of archaic time clocks while shedding light on the benefits of modern time and attendance systems.

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08 September 2015

Payroll Automation: Efficiency, Accuracy, and Speed [Infographic]

Posted by VCS Software

Proper management of your staff is essential for an organization to be able to operate efficiently within budget. Our Active Schedules offers you unprecedented control, allowing the customization of the system to your organization's rules and requirements. Remember, your labor force is the most expensive part of your operating budget, so whether you are a small business or a large corporation, proactively managing your workforce for productivity is an absolute necessity in today's business landscape. For now, check out our new infographic, which details the benefits of our payroll automation & active scheduling software. 
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