Encouraging Employees to Use Portable Time Clocks

May 4th, 2012

If you are introducing the use of portable time clocks for the first time to your staff, you may find that the idea is met with some contention. Staff may initially feel as though you are introducing the use of portable time clocks because you don’t trust them to report their own hours accurately. Although this may be a factor in your decision, it’s not typically the only reason, and you need to persuade employees that it’s for their benefit as well.

Some of the ways that using a portable time clock will benefit each employee include:

  • Accurate payroll – when a system is automatically generating accurate data about the hours worked, their pay cheques should automatically be correct every single time with no missing hours!
  • Less opportunity to forget to clock in or clock out – when a manual system is used, it’s hard to remember to sign in or out. However, a portable time clock is always with the employee, and therefore, it is much harder to forget to sign in or out.  Often, it is a company’s policy to skip paying an employee that regularly forgets to sign in for their working shifts.
  • Lack of debate with over time – even salaried employees can benefit from the use of a portable time clock system, as they can track their overtime hours, which can be a subject of debate in many companies.

If there are other things your employees particularly appreciate about portable time clocks, we’d love to hear from you!


Peter Morrissey has been working with employee time and attendance for more than 15 years, Peter has supplied more than 3000 customers around the world with employee time management systems. He has seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Peter bought the JobClock system into Australia in 2008 to fill a void not being covered at the time. As cloud technology has come along the JobClock system not only services construction but many more industries hungry for employee labour costing information.

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