Is this the end of fingerprint employee time clocks?

A recent case in court has shocked everybody, an employee who refused to sign in with his finger biometrically to work every day was sacked, he then sued the company he worked for and lost his first court case, appealed and then won in the high court.

This should send the shivers down the backs of every company asking employees to sign in and sign out with a biometric time clock. This was the first time a case like this was bought to court.

His case was simple – my biometrics are my biometrics and you cannot have them and you can’t force me to give them to you.

Get rid of your biometric employee time clock before you have the same issues at your workplace

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How can you sign in 160 employees in less than 5 seconds?

I went to see a company today that had several locations, 2 of the largest with 160 odd employees in each. One of the issues with so many employees and only one or 2 employee time clocks was the speed with which all the employees could sign out at the end of the day. I remember seeing this first hand in a mattress factory for AH Beard maybe 20 years ago now, they no longer make the mattresses in the factory as they are all imported. What happens when employees arrive at work is that that most of the employees arrive between the 30 minutes prior to the actual starting time. So if you had 80 employees arrive between 6:00 am and 6:30 am for a 6:30 start you would get several employees every 30 seconds or so with a bit of a rush in the last few minutes. Some people arrive early and some people arrive just on time or late.

So what happens at the end of a day?

Once the siren goes off to signal end of the day 80 people work immediately to the employee time clock to sign out, when I saw this at AH Beard more than 15 years ago it created an instant line of employees waiting to sign out and the line could take 5-10 minutes for all employees to sign out.

What if you could get rid of your employee lines at the end of the day in less than 5 seconds?

Back 15 years ago iPhone’s and iPad’d did not exist, it does not matter today if you are signing out 80 employees, 150 employees or 500 employees, you can sign them all out in less than 5 seconds by signing in and out your presence on site with a mobile phone….Do you want to reduce your employee lines to sign out at the end of the day?

Do you want to get your staff out of the factory fast at the end of the day?

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Now Integrated with ACTAtek employee biometric time clocks

As cloud software has taken off over the past decade for time and attendance and scheduling questions still arise on hardware, do you need hardware? If an employee has a phone app that only works on the employee phone why would you consider biometric fingerprint readers for employees to sign in and out?

Put simply it is a choice, along with going biometric comes an additional cost, if you have 20 locations with 600 employees you can either have employees sign in and out with their own mobile phone (no cost to you) on an iPad set up in kiosk mode (additional cost) or a biometric fingerprint reader for employee time and attendance.

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Deputy just gets better every month – Sign in from your app icon

Deputy just gets better every month. You can now sign in and out with the Deputy icon without logging into the app, this is one of the collest updates ever

 

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A few more items that are very noticeable about the latest update

  • Performance out of this world
  • The app has taken on many subtle changes for the better
  • Split screen multi tasking on and iPad…..which I had that for some of the games I play :))
  • Locations across multiple time zones has improved – this is a big win for global and Australian customers

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While we prefer employees to sign in with a smart device you can still sign in and out at a PC

While we prefer employees to sign in with a smart device you can still sign in and out at a PC. Some advantages of employees signing in and out through smart devices for time and attendance include…

How can employees sign in?

iPhone or Android – when employees sign in and out you can capture the GPS position of the employee and place a pin on a map on the employee time sheet.
iPad – when utilising an iPad as a kiosk for groups of employees to sign in and out you can turn on a feature to take a photo of each employee when they sign in and out with the photo going onto the employee time sheet.

As companies become larger in the number of locations the cost of any time and attendance system increases significantly when trying to implement hardware.

With 50 locations hardware costs can vary from $50,000 to $100,000 for biometric hardware including installation and cabling
With 50 locations hardware costs can vary from $25,000 to $50,000 for most other hardware choices like pin number and proximity including installation and cabling

You can completely remove the cost of hardware and give more functionality than a biometric time clock improving company efficiency simply by allowing employees to sign in and out via a PC.

Managers can manage employees, approve leave, build and adjust schedules and much more. Employees can sign in and out, apply for leave, advise future unavailability and more

Watch a very short video on how an employee can sign in at a PC completing removing the costs of hardware.

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