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Working time recording - what should be considered?

When choosing the time and attendance system, you should consider several factors:

What industry do you work in? Does time recording even make sense in the industry in which your company operates? Or are these working hours that are tied to opening times? Shops and authorities, for example, have fixed opening hours and therefore working hours. No separate system is required here. Without fixed opening or office hours, the working hours of the individual employees can be different, so that a system for time recording is useful.

How is your company organized? Is it an international company that is bound by transnational standards or an independent, medium-sized company? The number of employees also plays a role here. Working time recording can be handled more loosely in small companies than in large companies, since, for example, spontaneous changes in the work plan can be discussed and made more easily. The proverbial little official channel makes the organization easier. Proper documentation makes sense to ensure that the rights and obligations of both parties are preserved.

Which working model do you use? When, where and how work is done has an impact on the selection of the time recording system. Core working hours do not prevail everywhere. Shift work, customer service, work on call, contract work, home office or job sharing must be taken into account when choosing the system.

What are your preferences? Someone who always works in the same place probably prefers digital time and attendance at the entrance to the building or office. Whereas an employee who is often on the go would rather use an app to record their working hours.

Example: If you run a medium-sized flower shop with 5 employees, you could keep an analogous list of working hours in your shop. Once your employees are tied to one place to do their job, this method is convenient and easy to implement. Investing in an electronic system is only worthwhile as the number of employees increases. This eliminates the paperwork; In addition, such a system is less prone to errors.

It is different with a company that visits customers or sends employees to trade fairs. In this case, employees are not tied to a specific location to check in and check out. A Time tracking app would be optimal in this case. The employee can enter the start and end of work as well as breaks in this app. Such an app can also be used to document when he was out and about and how much time he spent with customers. The system not only helps with the recording of working hours, but also with the analysis of performance. This data can help to optimize work steps.

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