How Managers Can Reduce Time Waste with Mobile Time Clocking

According to Business Insider, “smartphones, time wasting websites, and gossip can cost U.S. companies and estimated $650 billion a year.” With so much time and money already being wasted through those activities, wasting time through poor scheduling can make things even worse.

Luckily, there is software on the market today that can help managers reduce time waste. Employee schedule maker such as the Ximble app, which comes complete with a timeclock app is one such product that can help managers with this issue.
Here is how managers can reduce time waste by using time clocking apps.

1. They eliminate the need for time cards.

Dealing with time cards can be a messy, frustrating, and time consuming endeavor. The reason is because sifting through dozens, or even hundreds of time cards for all of your employees every week is not a small task.

Each individual employee’s entries must be examined, and checked against the schedule to make sure they are accurate. Time clocking apps completely eliminate the need to do this. With time clock software, this entire process is automated. All managers have to do is make a few swipes on their phones, and they can check all of their employees’ work hours. This is a much simpler process.

2. They help scheduling be more efficient.

The better that you can keep track of your employees’ work hours, the better you can organize your schedule. For example, with a time clock app, you can easily see which employees have worked which amount of time for the week.

If you notice that some employees have significantly fewer hours than others, you can make alterations in your schedule to accommodate the other employees. This can also help to cut down on overtime hours. Doing these things is much, much more time consuming with time cards only.

3. They are better for remote employees.

In the modern era, it is becoming much more common for some employees of a company to be located off-site. Keeping track of the work hours for employees who are off site can be very challenging without a time tracking app.

In fact, this process could involve countless phone calls or emails between the manager and the employee to properly account for all of the time worked. This can be a very time consuming process.

However, with work schedule apps, the employee need only log into the app and make a few clicks to keep track of his or her work hours. This makes the process, swifter, easier, and significantly less time consuming. Everybody wins.

Karin Jakovljevic

About the author

Karin Jakovljevic

Karin Jakovljevic is the head of marketing at Ximble, a powerful, cloud-based workforce management system, simplifying employee scheduling and time tracking for retailers, restaurants and small businesses.

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