Construction Labor Management: Portable Time And Attendance Systems

Tracking labor costs is critical for any business, and a construction site is no different. Time and attendance systems typically need electricity.  A construction site needs a portable solution that is accurate and which can reduce labor cost by maintaining accurate information.  Something as insignificant as misreporting by 10 minutes each day will add up over time to a week of lost productivity per year.  Not to mention higher labor costs!

Automated time and attendance tracking can be implemented with a portable solution on the job site. These systems have greater accuracy and can save time by compiling the detailed information that is needed for accurate payroll.  Mistakes happen, and employees sometimes make mistakes when filing in timesheets. This is especially a symptom when tasked with trying to remember when they went to lunch a week ago, or how long they were on site.  Efficiencies in payroll processing and greater accuracy can be the result of using a portable time and attendance system. Inefficiency due to inability to deciphering handwriting and errors resulting from manually typing in data can be eliminated or reduced.  Concise, and accurate executive summaries of hours worked by work location, employee and cost code result in better information for decision making as well as better human resource management.

Most portable time and attendance systems can be uploaded to a real time server. The result is that the IT team can integrate the portables with the in-house team to create consistent reporting.  By having the information on a timely basis, cost controls can be implemented in real time.  F and E TimeSystems has portable solutions that translate to many industries in addition to construction, including:

  • Time and attendance systems for contractors
  • Cleaning companies requiring time and attendance for offsite workers
  • Portable attendance units for landscaping companies
  • Snow removal teams time accounting
  • Janitorial services time and attendance and check-in
  • Catering services and labor management
  • Pest control services and human resources attendance systems
  • Time and attendance for parking companies
  • Attendance for transportation companies
  • School bus companies and human resource attendance
  • Events organizations with multiple employee check-in times
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Reduce Labor Expense, Streamline Workforce Management Technology

The key saving money and more effectively deploying workforce management technology is utilizing an effective and efficient time tracking and management system for your business. A software-based time and attendance system enables accurate collection of data, robust reporting and facilitates organizing employee time data simply and accurately.  With accurate reports, management can deploy the workforce more efficiently, resulting in greater productivity and lower labor expense.

In a difficult economy, it has become necessary to pay more attention to our methods of time and attendance management. The traditional time clock requires hours of manual compilation, enables time fraud and buddy punching, and does not meet the needs of the modern work environment. Couple this with the current trend toward litigation of “time theft”, it makes prudent management to move toward a software solution that will include an audit trail.

There are many time and attendance software solutions that can add value to your company. The best and most comprehensive software solutions can effectively streamline your company’s operations, simplify timekeeping, and reduce labor expenses by more effectively tracking and utilizing the workforce.  Most time and attendance systems enable you to:

  • Easily and efficiently track your employee time
  • Manage your time and attendance data and employee profiles
  • Eliminate buddy punching
  • Make employee scheduling a breeze
  • Track employee time from home, the worksite, 
multiple locations, and more
  • Reduce the headaches and time associated with payroll

An appropriate time and attendance system will quickly pay for itself in time savings, reduction of time theft , and elimination of payroll errors.  F and E TimeSystems represents multiple time and attendance systems, and can recommend the system most suited to your company’s needs. Based upon experience, customer feedback, and research in the time and attendance software market we can implement a best-in-class time and attendance solution you can rely on.

 

Is Your Time & Attendance System Costing You Too Much?

You may have a time and attendance system that has been working for your company for years. The time has come to evaluate whether a new system will provide the types of advantages that will streamline your Human Resources Payroll processes and will result in more effective time and attendance management for your company.

Especially in this economic time of finding greater efficiencies, an updated time and attendance system could potentially save your company thousands of dollars.
Attendance systems should be:

  • flexible
  • reliable
  • easy-to-use
  • result in increased productivity
  • create a fair and unbiased work environment
  • reward positive attendance behavior, and
  • be able to have various data capturing alternatives

The ability to make better management decisions based upon reports and the information gathered in the attendance software can result in better HR allocation, and more effective and efficient personnel deployment.
The new breed of time and attendance software and solutions are either web- based or server based. The decision with regard to which system would work best for your company is dependent upon several factors. But the bottom line is that developing a new system that complements the way your business operates typically will result in reducing time accounting processing time by at least 3%.