How do you manage the attendance of your employees? If you want to get rid of too many difficult manual excel sheets, join the digital era! What kind of attendance systems are there on the market and how do you choose the right one for your company?
There are so many companies that still submit manual time and attendance evidence via excel sheets, which they then use for payroll processes. If you are one of those companies, your accountants are probably not that happy about it. Also, consider that one simple mistake can cause a lot of trouble for an accounting department and to the whole company in general with regards to government controls. As a consequence of this, many firms end up paying very high penalties.
Modern attendance management systems that are used to track your employees´ time can help you avoid these kinds of problems.
Since not all companies need the same type of time and attendance tracking, what is the best solution for you?
Negative and positive attendance registration
You need to decide, if your employee must register positive or negative attendance. What does it mean? Negative attendance is used mostly for basic office job positions (usually 8-hour shifts, part-time workers etc.). For Example: if an employee must be at work 8 hours a day/ 5 days a week, then the employer is counting on him/her being there and working. Therefore, the only thing they need to register is their absence – negative attendance.
Positive attendance means exactly the opposite. An Employee registers every single working hour. Working hour registration is usually used for manufacturing or manual workers, so they can track overtime work, public holiday work, nightshift allowance, etc.
Online Attendance Tracking – access anytime and anywhere
Do your employees work at remote offices, have home office or even live in different countries? Choose a time and attendance system that is cloud based (used online). With this solution, you don´t need to call on the phone or exchange lots of emails with your superior. When you get sick, you can ask for a day off from your bed with your phone/computer in a few clicks. Everything is automatically registered in the system for the payroll department that uses it for payslip management.
Connection to payroll software
This should be a part of your new time and attendance management system. Online timesheets are one thing, but connection to the payroll software makes it so much easier for all the employees that work on a company´s payslips.
Entrance tracking cards
Some companies need detailed attendance tracking. Here are a few reasons why: too many employees, superiors don´t share an office with their subordinates, there has been some fraudulent behavior with regards to employees´ attendance. If you have problems like those mentioned or you just want to avoid them, try to use entrance tracking cards. Every employee registers his/her arrival and departure time from the workplace. This is a very popular solution for factories, manufacturing workplaces or corporates with hundreds of employees. Most systems then evaluate the data and process them for the payslips.
Through these criteria, you can choose the right attendance system for your company´s needs. There are so many of them.
TULIP is a cloud based platform that does not use entrance tracking cards (but it can connect with them, if you do have those). Therefore, we are the best solution for small and medium-sized companies with so called “white collar” employees who need to register negative attendance. If you are interested in TULIP, please contact us:CONTACT US