Attendance Tracking through Biometric Devices
In today’s businesses, it has become increasingly important to track employees’ time with accuracy. In the absence of any monitoring mechanism, there is no way to ensure that employees arrive and leave work at advised time, which could lose the company or a business thousands of dollars. With there being questions or behavior of employees cheating employers out of time, anywhere between 50 minutes to 4 and half hours through late arrivals, leaving later or taking long breaks, organizations depend on the time and attendance systems to assist them in issues relating to time theft. Through the use of such systems as biometric attendance, employers can streamline the procedure of employee time tracking, hence improving accountability at all levels, cutting down on time theft, and simplifying the process of clocking in and out for employees.
Due to its efficacy and ease for both employers and employees, biometric time and attendance systems have become widespread in workforce management, with it even being employed in other industries and sectors like education. This system surpasses the limitation of the traditional attendance tracking methods and are more attractive for employers given the accuracy, efficiency and convenience of the system not disregarding the fact that it also protects the identities and privacy of the employees. Buddy punching and time theft can easily be avoided, with biometric attendance, the time clocks created through the use of multispectral sensors can be used in any industry in any environment, with the fingerprint time clock using algorithms to store the print representation and regular downloads of information from the clock.
There is also the matter of the protection of the sensitive information from hackers due to the fingerprints not being retrievable. The biometric technology in tracking the time and attendance of the employee uses the ability of the system to recognize physiological characteristics. There are those system which solely rely on fingerprint but there also exists a wide variety of systems which read voice patterns, face shapes, read fingerprints and irises, preventing buddy punching, overpaying and time theft. The attendance terminals can be installed in various locations where the employees can conveniently clock in or out by using the biometric hardware devices situated there where the software can identify and compare the scan to the match in the systems. Hence making the process easier for both the workers and the company itself.
To pin down the most obvious benefits of the system one only has to look at the ability of the system to use the latest innovative technology to detect the employees based on their physical traits, the accuracy of the attendance and time tracking system is improved exponentially though biometric time clock in comparison to older systems as the biological attributes are impossible to replicate and the HR and managers can remain confident in the system, financial losses caused by buddy punching and time theft can be avoided and additionally, this system can be great in keeping track of the time of remote employees despite the physical distance and lack of direct oversight.