Timekeeping software comes with a myriad of advantages, with the most obvious one being that it saves business money. In the very same way, time tracking software comes with a lot of benefits for employees. In spite of this, some employees don’t like them because they feel employers implement them simply because they do not trust them. As always, it is important to have the support of your employees when moving into a new management system to avoid conflict and this includes employee attendance software.
So, how do you implement time tracking software that your employees will like?
Here are some tips for you:
- Educate them
Educating your employees might just be the key to implementing timekeeping software without encountering employee resistance. When it comes to educating them, let them know that the reason behind implementing the software is not all about curbing time theft. Make them realize how they also stand to benefit from employee timekeeping software. Point out how such software will get rid of errors on their paychecks, and how payroll processing will be accelerated, making it possible for them to be paid right on time. We assure you that by the time you are done educating them, you will have most, if not all employees on board.
- Make sure your attendance software works as promised
One of the most common challenges employees face with employee attendance software is that most of these systems fail to work as expected. Employees report missed swipes due to constants “errors”, biometrics fail to read their hands or fingers for one reason or another, and so on. When the timekeeping software you tried so hard to campaign for fails to work as promised, your employees will not only lose faith in the software, they will also lose faith in you.
To avoid this pitfall, make sure that your software vendor is legitimate, and that the product is of the highest quality possible. In most cases, online customer reviews will give you an idea of who you are dealing with. Another trick would be to find software that comes with a free trial period to give you an idea on exactly what you can expect from the system before parting with your hard earned money.
- Reward employees
After successfully implementing timekeeping software, you might be surprised to learn that some of your employees are now getting a slightly smaller paycheck because of clocking in late by just a few minutes. This might lower their morale and you will need to do something about it before they start harboring negative feelings concerning your timekeeping software. We suggest you institute a program to reward employees who make the effort to clock in on time.