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10 May 2021

Biometric Technology Aiding Businesses Emerging Out of Covid-19

Posted by Meg McCormick

Biometric Technology Aiding Businesses Emerging Out of Covid-19

There’s no other time like now to start implementing new business practices into your organization as we emerge out of Covid-19 restrictions. For many, working from home has been a key contributor to productivity over the last year and will remain a pillar of strength and flexibility, shaping tomorrow’s workforce. However, many industries are looking to get back into the workplace as the physical, human presence is still needed to get the job done effectively.

With most time and attendance procedures are outdated due to recent events, new forms of technology have emerged that adhere to guidelines and restrictions, creating a safer environment for all staff and administrators.

With urgency to find a reliable solution, workforce management experts revolutionized time and attendance operations through biometric features, forming touchless time clocks and other beneficial attributes. In this article, learn why biometric technology is taking the business industry by storm.

What Is Biometric Technology?

Taken from, CSO, biometrics are physical or behavioral human characteristics that can be used to digitally identify a person to grant access to systems, devices or data.

Examples of these biometric identifiers are fingerprints, facial patterns, voice or typing cadence. Each of these identifiers is considered unique to the individual, and they may be used in combination to ensure greater accuracy of identification.

Why Implement Biometric Technology?

Creating confidence in the workplace, biometrics form a more effective and safer alternative for identification of employees. Computers and devices have the ability to unlock automatically when they detect the match or an approved user’s fingerprints. With accuracy of identification resources, server room doors can swing open when they recognize the faces of trusted system administrators. With analytical data being collected continuously through workforce management systems, help desk support systems may pull up all relevant information when an employee's voice on the support line has been recognized.

Biometric Time Clocks

Biometric time clocks are the physical advantage that puts biometric capabilities to work. To mitigate the amount of physical contact employees have with communal surfaces, like touch pads or punch clocks, touchless time clocks — which are provided through VCS Intelligent Workforce Management's Online Store — use biometric facial recognition and Iris technology to clock in and out of work, as well as schedule breaks, without ever having to touch any surfaces.

This method of identification streamlines the ‘sign-in' process and allows for better verification of employee attendance while minimizing contact between employees during their work shifts. The convenience of cloud-based biometric time clocks is that staff and administrators save valuable time, as they do not need to search for their name or remember a PIN.

Extended Solutions that Mitigate Physical Contact

So many forms of new technology and devices have been presented to us following the initial crisis of Covid-19. Rounding-up the most beneficial workforce tools will help to build a strong, well-rounded, and safe approach, providing staff with avenues towards achieving high productivity levels.

Accelerated training towards learning new tools is now a part of the new normal and should be considered with every organizational implementation. Meetings held via video chat are not going anywhere and supplying employees with equipment that allows access to these tools keeps everything running smoothly. As remote work builds in popularity, business leaders are beginning to adapt to the needs and wishes of their employees. In the future, a remote workforce will bring an enticing advantage to gaining new and competent employees, as the percentage of remote organizations continues to rise at a rapid rate.

A workforce management platform aids businesses by automating all workforce processes. From time and attendance to payroll, a workforce management platform cuts micromanaging and gives employers collective data on employees, workforce practices and more, evolving the way we work.

VCS Intelligent Workforce Management

Visual Computer Solutions creates intelligent workforce management software that reinvents how you work and scales as your business grows. Compatible for all private businesses, government organizations and public safety agencies, VCS software simplifies employee scheduling, time & attendance, human resources and payroll for today’s modern workforce. To learn more about our products, visit 


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