How do we know that our workers are doing work during the time they’re being paid for it?

One aspect of humanity that is constant throughout the world is time. Whether it’s measured by the sun, the seasons or by growth of trees, time is always passing. It’s a strange construct in that it is always moving forward, it’s constant, and it can’t be sped up, slowed down, reversed or stopped, despite promises to the contrary. Humans didn’t even invent it, we just kept coming up with tools and theories to measure, record and forecast with it. Time gives our days structure, a reference point for memories and the ability to charge people, or pay them, based on the blocks of time that we keep account of.

Time is recorded by businesses through opening hours and staff work periods. You can thank Henry Ford, yes the car maker, for creating the 40 hour week as we know it. It wasn’t some lofty idea to be generous to his employees, it was enacted so that he gave his employees leisure time in which they would have time to drive, and therefore buy his motor vehicles. While time is used to measure how long an employee has to work during the week, it’s used as a tool to work out how much to pay them over these periods, and to forecast how much time is required to get jobs done in the future. There’s a problem with time though, and we have a solution.

By using the time and attendance features within Accentis Enterprise, you can ensure that you’re paying your staff correctly for the time worked, while being able to easily forecast into the future as data is constantly being collected. As a staff member’s skill level increases, their ability to the job faster may increase, and they have more time to work on something else, or can be promoted to a more intensive position. Time sheets that were manually filled in have been around since people started to be paid for time. While this manual process has lasted so long, and is still used to this day, it’s not the most efficient use of time. It’s all well and good for a staff member to write down when they started and finished work, but then the payroll clerk needs to enter those times into their payroll software, maybe chase up some staff who seem to have never finished, and then spend time working out pay rates and scales and taxes. It’s enough to send some people crazy, and we all know a crazy payroll officer…

With Accentis, you can record timed work automatically using a variety of tools to help keep track of staff time. Staff are able to log in using barcodes, RFID tags and biometric scanners that include fingerprint, palm print and even iris scanners. We’re partnering with Aussie Time Sheets who provide state-of-the-art peripherals to give you the flexibility of recording time in a more efficient manner. Not only can you use exceptional hardware, but coupled with our seamless integration’s with Payroll, Manufacturing and Job Costing modules, you can save time! We here at Accentis know that we can’t change the world from working a 40-hour week, but we can help you record, measure and save as much of it as possible.