Archive for August, 2010

A Better Way To Handle Time Tracking On Remote Job Sites

August 29th, 2010

Time tracking is one of the most important concerns of anyone who owns or operates any kind of business which employs hourly (or even salaried) staff. Being able to accurately calculate employee hours for payroll and knowing that your labor costs reflect the amount of time your employees are actually spending on the job is critical to keeping your company’s profit margins healthy and your operating costs low. However, it can be tough to ensure completely accurate employee time and attendance information even under ideal conditions; and if your business involves having staff members on the clock at remote …

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Take Your Company’s Time Tracking to Go with the PocketClock

August 29th, 2010

If you’re in the contracting business, you know how difficult it can be to know for sure if your employee time and attendance records are 100% accurate. After all, there’s really no way of knowing exactly when your staff shows up on the job site unless you have the time to go out to each and every job with them.

Unfortunately, the way that companies who send their employees out to job sites have traditionally kept track of employee hours is to say the least, not ideal. Time sheets, often filled out on a weekly basis have been the …

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An Accurate, Time-Saving And Almost Indestructible Portable Time Clock

August 21st, 2010

Construction jobs and other outdoor work sites are a little harder on equipment. There’s sun, rain, wind and of course in winter, snow, sleet and ice. Inclement weather doesn’t keep the postman from their appointed rounds, of course – and it also shouldn’t keep your company from having an effective time tracking system for employees working on a remote job site. There are now a few different choices for portable time clock solutions which allow workers to clock in and out right there on the site rather than filling out a time sheet days later (which makes it …

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Making Payroll Easy With Job Clock

August 21st, 2010

Is there anything which is more of a chore (and a hassle) than entering employee hours manually from handwritten time sheets? It’s a time consuming task which lends itself to frequent human errors; and potentially costly ones at that. Simply put, it can be hard to read handwriting, which itself causes a lot of errors in payroll – and of course, every single keystroke which has to be entered by hand is another chance for something to go wrong.

There are still more problems with manually entering time sheets: since they’re often not filled out until days after the …

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Time Tracking Made Easy With The Job Clock

August 15th, 2010

If you own a construction, pest control, catering, landscaping or any other sort of business which requires your employees to spend their days working at remote job sites rather than in your offices, then you know that these businesses run a little differently than other kinds of companies. Some of these differences are things which you wouldn’t give up for anything – and then there are the differences which ultimately cost you money. What are these, you ask? Keep reading for a brief discussion of a common problem faced by businesses like your own, along with one very easy solution …

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Protect Your Business From Time Theft With A Portable Time Tracking System

August 15th, 2010

No employer wants to think that their employees are defrauding them, but in many cases that’s exactly what’s going on. While it’s probably not the case that your staff are literally taking cash or office equipment home with them every day, they are causing your company to lose money just as surely as if they were doing so directly. Whether by accident or design, employee time theft can be the cause of an enormous amount of financial losses for companies; and your firm is almost certainly among the companies who are losing revenue because of this problem.

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Stamping Out Excess Labor Costs in the Pest Control Industry with a Better Job Clock

August 8th, 2010

The pest control business isn’t quite like working in a bank; that much is obvious enough. Rather than going to the same office or other job site each day, your employees are out on the road, going from job site to job site, helping homes and businesses rid themselves of rodents, insects and other pests.

In some cases, pest control technicians may clock in and out for the day at a home office before heading out for a day’s work on remote job sites. Others may be independent contractors and not clock in at all – but for the …

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Save Labor Costs With A Portable Time Clock For Catering Jobs

August 8th, 2010

When your crew is out on a catering job, you usually deal with their hours spent on the job site in a somewhat informal manner; usually handwritten time sheets, which in some cases are even done weekly rather than immediately after the job. It’s just the way that things have been done in the catering and events planning industries, but it’s hardly the most efficient or for that matter, the most accurate way to do things, especially when it comes to your bottom line.

It can be tough to keep a handle on employee time tracking when your …

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Accurate, Reliable Employee Time Tracking for the Landscaping Industry

August 1st, 2010

The landscaping and plant nursery industries are a little different than many other kinds of businesses. Of course, the object is still to make money and to get the job done and done well, but like the construction business where employees spend little to no time in the actual offices of the firm, time tracking can be problematic and indeed, has been historically. With nowhere to set up a traditional punch clock even if the job site is one that employees will spend enough time at to justify such an undertaking, the way that employee attendance has been dealt with …

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A Job Clock Designed For On-Site Use

August 1st, 2010

Running a cleaning or restoration business comes with its own unique set of challenges, as does any kind of company whose work involves having employees spend their workdays on a remote job site rather than in a single static location. One of the biggest challenges that the owners and senior management of cleaning and restoration firms face has to do with employee time tracking – since a conventional punch clock isn’t terribly mobile, employees often write down their hours on a weekly basis, filling in time sheets by hand rather than punching a clock of any sort.

Obviously, this makes …

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