Can you recommend a good clocking in/out system for small office please?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by esco, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. esco

    esco UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    We have an office with 3 staff members. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a system to track when they clock in/out at work that is not overly expensive as we are only a small office.

    We are a care business, so staff often leave office during day to visit a patient etc...so not usually at office all day.
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2018 By: esco Member since: Jun 5, 2010
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  2. kulture

    kulture UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    Pen and paper works best. Using a diary.
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2018 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  3. esco

    esco UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Thanks for the reply , but was looking for something that is less 'open to abuse' so i the Director can remotely track who is in/out of office.

    ..sorry , should have mentioned in my initial post.
     
    Posted: Feb 8, 2018 By: esco Member since: Jun 5, 2010
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  4. Haunted Worlds

    Haunted Worlds UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Rather than clocking in/clocking out have you considered Access Control?

    Net2 from Paxton will give you a clocking in/out scenario and also allow you to run a fire call if required. By having a swipe in and swipe out system on the door(s) you'll get the clocking in/out without the whole rigmarole of having to explain the system to staff - all that you'd need to do is inform staff that the system requires them to swipe in and swipe out for fire and health & safety purposes while giving them the security knowing that they're safe in the building.

    The best bit, is that you can do it all online if you wish - if you wanted to integrate cameras you could and have a timing schedule so that out of hours no one could get in if they wasn't on shift that day... there's loads of other possibilities for the system.

    The problem with a clocking in system is that if someone "forgets" to swipe you're still in the same situation as to not knowing whether someone was in or not - jobs may have been done, but who did them? if that makes sense...

    Whereas by having to swipe to gain access and leave - it will immediately tell you when they arrived and when they have left.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Haunted Worlds Member since: Nov 22, 2011
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  5. kulture

    kulture UKBF Legend Staff Member

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    The problem with the swipe in and out method is if two people come in together.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: kulture Member since: Aug 11, 2007
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  6. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Without being able to recommend a system I would suggest that you need to be very clear in your own mind about how you will use the system. If staff regularly work out of the office, then you can't use it to track the hours they work. You might find it generates a lot of resentment unless you can explain clearly to your staff what you are using it for.
     
    Posted: Feb 9, 2018 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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