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How time tracking works in the digital world

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The digitization of the working world is progressing at a rapid pace and thus there should be always new trends to make the job easier. The focus is now on intelligent work and new ways of working more efficiently and independently are constantly being sought. Especially as a result of globalization, location-independent work is becoming increasingly important. The time recording has therefore evolved and adapted to the needs. In the meantime, hardly any companies have opted for mobile time recording. But what benefits does digital time recording bring and how can the working world of the future be revolutionized by elements such as the clock-in clock-out function?

How does the clock-in clock-out function work?

The Clock-In Clock-Out feature is a key component of modern time recording systems and makes time tracking much easier. The operation of this function is simple: when starting work, the recording can be started too, with a mouse click, interrupted just as simply during pauses, and then resumed. The application of such a tool is intuitive and despite or especially because the very simple handling, companies can benefit massively from this innovative feature. In most cases, a digital tool is more adaptable than other solutions, and it can easily be adjusted to flexible working models. In addition, all employees can record their own hours, much more accurate and uncomplicated than, for example, with a stamp card. At best, the records can also be linked to projects, so that in the end it is possible to quickly and accurately trace how much time you have spent working on a project. Other evaluations can also be made, such as working time reports and history. This allows employees and their managers to track where planning deviates from reality and where corrective action can be taken. This makes it possible to work intelligently, which is currently a major concern for many companies, including SMEs. In Switzerland, for example, this is made clear by the Work Smart Initiative.

Why are features like the Clock-In Clock-Out feature so innovative? 

Especially innovative with the Clock-In Clock-Out function is the precision of the application. Not only can the hours be recorded more accurately, but the evaluation is less prone to errors, and the manual collection of records is a thing of the past. The time recording works extremely accurate and particularly interesting is the simple and intuitive operation. By allowing employees to record time themselves everywhere, new spatial flexibility is offered and new working models and flexible working can be covered better.In addition, the application works regardless of employee status, e.g. internal and external employees, what is also adding flexibility to such systems. Of course this is especially interesting for international companies with different locations. Since time is recorded individually according to the Employee Self Service principle, much less work is left to the supervisor and the time can be used for other tasks. The planning is also supported by such systems and made clearer. Not least because of the massive time savings, the costs can be massively reduced and the resources are available for other tasks. Because there is always enough to do.

A glance into the future – how will time registration change?  

In the future, digitalization in the world of work will continue to increase, which will also simplify to work from different locations around the world. This makes it more and more interesting to find an accessible solution for time recording. Therefore, it seems clear that digital time recording tools with clock-in-clock-out function will become indispensable in the future. A stamp card can no longer meet these requirements. Thanks to the optimized work processes and the simple application, more and more companies will switch to digital solutions in the future. Probably also with the new generation, which brings more and more technical affinity. In addition, the better arranged time tracking is not only interesting for the supervisor, but also for the employees, that can benefit from the more accurate record. Because at the end of the month even a few extra minutes can add up. So everyone can benefit from digital systems. The clock-in clock-out function is a small click for an employee, but a great relief for a company.

Learn more about it: Here you can also read more about the worries and wishes with flexible working models and more about the benefits of digital time recording for companies.


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