It’s no secret that payroll is the biggest expense for most businesses and it can be time consuming to manage employees by hand. With the economy still struggling to get out of the recession of the past two years, effectively managing the time and availability of your employees has never been more important to your finances. Including automated time and attendance management and, most importantly, proximity systems.
The proximity system quickly replaced the magnetic
Line and barcode labeling systems because they were better. Magnetic tags and barcodes tend to crack, are less reliable because they can be multiple, and require clear electronics to be read successfully. With electronics exposed, damage, dirt and grime are just some of the attendance management are prone to.
What makes an intimate attendance system different?
The badge is not torn and cannot be copied. In addition, the proximity system uses an internal (non-invasive) electronic device to read employee identification across various systems without forcing employees to pull out their wallet card or wallet to check the interior (resulting in fewer lost tags) .
Before we go too far in singing the praises of our closest readers, there is certainly a downside.
What if an employee leaves his wallet, purse or badge at home? Like an automated attendance solution, all the work that makes or breaks the system is in the programming and software. While some tight-knit groups allow employees to log in with a PIN, other systems allow an employee to log into the computer with manager’s approval. If your software does not support PC clocks, you will be blocked and employees will not be able to access it. Not very suitable.
What if your company creates a brand?
Again, an overview of the features, programming and capabilities of the attendance system software is essential here. It is important to choose a system that allows administrators to provide one ID code before accepting the card to minimize this risk.
Finally, how does the system approach the biometric options on the market?
Each of them has its place and you should assess the needs of your business before choosing one or the other. Proximity readers are a good upgrade (access control, signaling, etc.) if there is no system (yet) that goes beyond the security of a biometric timetable management. Contact a time and attendance specialist to better identify the right engagement solution for your business. They have the knowledge and skills to accurately identify your business needs and provide your company with the right engagement solution.