What are time clocks?

Time clocks are essential for small businesses to accurately record employee work hours. Time clocks let employees clock in and out, and they also track breaks, meals and so on. Time clock solutions reduce the human power and cost necessary to track time and attendance data.


Furthermore, they automate exporting all data into payroll systems, guaranteeing an accurate and timely process. They also help to protect small businesses against the threat of payroll audits and potential lawsuits by providing essential data tracking.

Factors to Consider When Selecting an Attendance App

Employee count —  The cost of software-based time clock solutions is often dependent on the number of employees. These solutions often provide features to track each employee and process or integrate with payroll systems to process all data.


Type of employee — Are your employees remote workers or shift employees with overlapping schedules, or do they work a standard 9-to-5 at a single, physical location? If you have remote employees, for example, you are going to need a way your employees can track their time on the go, and mobile time clocks provide that option.


Time clock system — You need to consider the type of time clock system you would like to use. If you have mostly a remote workforce, as we discussed above, mobile time clocks will be the way to go. There are a variety of time clock solutions available to small businesses, so let’s break them down.

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