Attendance Reform: How to Get Your Employees to Clock In and Out

As with any new routine, employees may find it difficult to remember to clock in and out. They may even rebel against it. Thankfully, time will usually solve the problem but here are some tips to facilitate this process.

  • The Timeclock is Useful Reassure employees that the new system isn’t in place due to lack of trust or disapproval. Explain that accurate, daily record keeping will make your life as a manager so much easier. Explain that the online timeclock adds up their hours and compiles them into handy payroll reports so that you don’t have to collect and add up the data by hand.
  • Hour worked = Hour Paid Tell your employees that they will only be paid for hours that are reported on their timecard. If they don’t clock in, they don’t get paid!
  • Browser Icon On your employee’s computer set as the browser’s home page or drag an icon to the desktop.  This way they are reminded that they need to clock in as soon as they logon to their computer or pull up their internet browser.
  • Keep Timesheets Fresh Even if you are not tracking time for payroll purposes, archive the time anyway to keep your employee’s timecards up to date. This gives the employee a sense that you are using the data. If your employees feel that the boss is not using their  timesheet, they are less likely to accurately report their time.

Dealing with difficult employees is one of many management challenges. If you are looking for some tips on managing employees, check out this blog. There are pages and pages of really useful information that can help you improve your work environment.

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