Is it Time to Update Your Time & Attendance Policy?

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Issues with employee time & attendance can show up in any number of ways. Or, managers might suspect that time fraud is taking place. When there are time & attendance issues, many HR professionals find themselves needing to take the lead in order to solve them.

Time & Attendance System Basics: Is Your Time & Attendance System Stuck in the Stone Age?

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Basic time & attendance systems have been around for a long time. While we can’t say for sure just how accurate the Flintstones depiction of Stone Age time tracking is, we do know some of the world’s earliest known references to time-related wages date back to ancient Babylonia. When he did, he probably had no idea what today’s time & attendance systems would look like. Not all automated time & attendance systems are the same.

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Reliable Time & Attendance for Employees, Managers & Business Owners

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Between the country’s economic growth and the record low unemployment rate of 4.1%, times are looking good for many companies and workers. With a user-friendly interface and mobile functionality, stratus time helps make things easy and consistent for employees and administrators.

7 time-clock software features designed to solve attendance issues

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Department of Labor says 78 million Americans — about 59% of the workforce — punch a time clock every day. If your company has hourly workers, you know that keeping track of time and attendance is a challenge. to 5% of gross payroll to time clock fraud each year.

Time & Attendance Software Can Help Temporary Workers Get Going

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That includes your time & attendance software. How easy it is for temporary workers to understand and use your time & attendance can make all the difference when it comes to mitigating potential time theft. But it can also be time consuming.

Eliminate Time Clock Fraud

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Is time theft an issue for your company? Every day, employees across the country take part in time clock fraud—whether inadvertently or intentionally. As many as 75% of companies have time “stolen” from under their noses, according to an American Payroll Association (APA) study.

Case Study: Increase Internal Controls on Time and Attendance

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The previous system of filling out time cards lent itself to abuse,” said Dr. Tompkins. With the last time system we had, a manager would have to flip through an operating manual,” Dr. Tompkins says. Solution: stratus time Tightens Internal Controls.

Tips on Integrating Payroll with Time & Attendance


Add in tracking employee attendance and performing payroll services and you’ve likely got a team that is frequently overwhelmed. Though giving them more hours in the day is not an option, you can help them manage time by automating some of their tasks. When you implement a system integrating payroll with time & attendance , you essentially turn two tasks into one. It Saves Your HR Team Time. How much time does your HR team spend processing payroll?

Everything You Need to Know About Time and Attendance Tracking


Employees are the lifeblood of your business, and the time they spend at work is just as valuable to them as it is to you. Tracking this time is valuable, too. Time and attendance tracking just involves a simple clock-in and clock-out system … or so you might think.

updates: the fake references, the excessive Photoshopping, and more

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I paid for fake references (#1 at the link). First off, I did what I did because although I have been working in the same industry for a few years I felt that I didn’t make any great connections to use as references. I also felt uncomfortable asking current co-workers/managers to be references. After getting in touch with one legitimate reference the employer did offer me a job before I had a chance to withdraw but I did turn them down. It’s “where are you now?”

Living HR Transformation: Attending the 2019 US Avature Conference


Between March 12 and 15 I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 US Avature Conference in Los Angeles for the second year in a row. Celebrating its 10th anniversary and with 360 current and prospective clients in attendance, the conference was – dare I say – even better than last year, when I was already blown away by its quality. The four sessions had three times as many attendees as we expected!

LIVE CASE STUDY: NBA Exec Refers to Demographic as Angry and Argumentative

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And being a Hawks fan is.well.difficult some times. . Crawford told Deadspin that he and his wife Deborah, who was also in attendance, were “livid” at Wilcox’s remarks, especially in the context of the Hawks’ recent past of racial turmoil.

can I discipline a job candidate who no-showed, I’m getting reference fatigue, and more

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I went to send a Discipline Email Form to a candidate who hasn’t attended his interview even though we called him to choose interview time and then we sent a confirmation email including time and location. I was wondering if I can send him an email in which I can discipline him for not attending, which cost me time and money for reserving the location, and inform him that he has been blacklisted from our organization. It’s five answers to five questions.

How to Find the Time for Mentoring

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But, scheduling free time isn’t a luxury, it’s necessary. Most importantly, when you find time for mentoring, you choose the opportunity to recharge and expand your horizons. But, that’s definitely not the most productive use of your time. Be realistic with your time.

6 Considerations For Employee Attendance Policies


To protect your business from compliance missteps , here are six issues to consider when creating or updating your organization’s time policies: 1. How many times can an employee clock in within the grace period before getting a warning? Employee Time Theft and Extended Work Breaks.

8 surefire steps to handle employee attendance issues


Maybe you’re the kind of business leader who prefers to create a work culture free from the corporate grind of time clocks, rules and rigid schedules. Or you don’t want to be that person at your company, the one who knows exactly what time everyone gets into the office. In some cases, that could mean losing a valuable contract, and earning your company a reputation for not delivering a product or service on time. I know you showed up late a couple of times.

Don’t Let Your Time and Attendance Tracking System Bring You Down

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Time and attendance tracking systems have come a long way since the punch sheets of old. Still, some companies choose to stick with a barely upgraded system that includes manually written time sheets that have to be entered into a computer or spreadsheets. Even some of the digitized time and attendance tracking is subpar, allowing employees to “steal time” or requiring effort to export to payroll. Prevent Time Theft.

should I ask to be paid to attend the holiday party, how do people call in sick, and more

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Should I skip the holiday party unless I’m paid to attend? It is after hours and I found out from the HR manager that we are all expected to attend. I am part-time and hourly; the “after hours” part of this is four hours after my day usually ends, and I would not be paid for the time spent. and have my time respected? Technically, if the party is truly mandatory and you’re hourly, they need to pay you for your time there.

Ask HR: Can We Ask References About an Applicant's Use of Sick Time


Check out the latest question posed to HR Support Center's expert, Rebecca, on acceptable questions to ask an applicant's references during the recruiting process. Q : Can we ask references about an applicant’s previous use of sick time?

Managing Meals and Breaks with Time and Attendance Software

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Referred to as “rest and meal periods” on the FLSA’s fact sheet #22 : Rest periods and short breaks typically last between 5 – 20 minutes, and are included in the total number of hours an employee works during the workweek. This can inadvertently lead to time theft.

How Time-Off Affects Your Bottom Line

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Oftentimes managers overlook the importance of how employee time - off affects expenses. Tracking their attendance while they’re working is one thing, but tracking their time off is an entirely different approach. But in the scheme of things: Time = money.

Do Employees Need to Sign Off on Time Cards?

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For most companies, this involves some system of sign off before they submit an employee’s time card to payroll. How to Implement a Sign-Off Process for Employee Time Cards. And a lot of it depends on what type of time & attendance system you’re using.”.

How Do You Prioritize Your Time? 25 Tips for Optimal Time Prioritization

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To get some killer tips on how to prioritize your time. So, let’s get right into it so that you’re not wasting any more time then you have to. Here is how to prioritize your time with 25 tips for optimal time prioritization. So, yeah, he had to be productive with his time.

Managing Summer Paid Time Off


As summer approaches, managers can expect an influx of paid time off requests. Many organizations already have a paid time off policy in place. It’s important to remind employees of the policy around this time of year. If your company sends out a quarterly newsletter, it would be a good idea to include a brief description or reminder to refer to the policy. Summer is a hectic time of year for employees with children.

New: Redesigned Time Off Requests on Mobile


Of all the tasks your employees regularly carry out using the mobile app, requesting time off may seem like one of the simpler ones. That’s why we recently updated the mobile app to make it simpler for employees to request time off and know all the facts.

Do you pay your employees more for referring Diverse candidates?

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Referred employees make the best hires. I’ll tell you why, is very hard to justify why you are paying two, three and even four times more for a diversity candidate, with the same skill sets, versus a non-diverse candidate in most technical and medical recruiting environments. You will pay Joe, one of your best engineers, $2000 for any referral, but you are unwilling to pay him $4000 for referring his black engineer friends from his former company.

12 Days of Advice For Time Tracking and Payroll Management


If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve curated twelve days of FingerCheck time tracking and payroll advice for your consideration. If you haven’t already heard of employee self-service, it’s an add-on employee perk that can save you time, effort, and energy.

What is Paid ‘Safe Time’?

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Paid “safe timerefers to paid time off used specifically to deal with issues related to domestic abuse. While many employers offer some form of paid time off, not all employers have specific PTO days allotted to deal with domestic abuse. What is Paid Safe Time Used For?

Considering Time Off in Your Employee Benefits Package


Arguably the most accessible and cost-friendly benefit that any employer can provide is time off, one of the core “givens” in a benefits package. While health plans require planning, time, and money, time off policies cost relatively little.

3 Questions About Providing Great Employee Experiences

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We refer to this behavior as "buddy punching." The solution that we recommend for dealing with buddy punching is a time clock with a biometric fingerprint reader. How many different types of time off can stratus time®''s accruals module handle?

Mindfulness Skills in Times of Uncertainty

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And more interestingly, what are the practices that can help you get through this exceedingly challenging time of stress and uncertainty? Over time, you’ll be amazed at the patterns that show up! REFERENCE.

I overheard my interviewing calling me a schmuck, are managers obligated to give references, and more

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They walked me out of the building after the interview was over and even then we had a pleasant conversation, which is why I find it odd that as soon as I got outside I heard this person loudly refer to me as a “schmuck.” I suppose they could have been referring to the other interviewer, who was sort of obnoxious and really hung up on my lack of direct experience though I do possess a lot of easily transferable skills. Are managers obligated to give references?

my noisy coworker won’t mute himself on conference calls, checking references after someone’s hired, and more

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Most of the time, this process works well and everyone mutes until they want to talk, which cuts down on the background noise and makes it easier to follow the conversation. My company is checking references — after someone is hired. One of my tasks is to check references for candidates who we have extended offers to. I have already told this recruiter about some unfriendly encounters with references due to this, but nothing has changed.

5 Usable Excuses Not to Attend a Co-worker’s Wedding!

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She had told a person she would attend the wedding of a family member with them but was having second thoughts. Using WWII references like it was cool 2015 slang!). This is good because you usually find out about the wedding of a co-worker way ahead of time. I had one of my Recruiters ask for some advice this week. It wasn’t work advice, it was a little more personal.

Empowering Women, One Relationship at a Time

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Please make the time, we are counting on you. If I see an article that totally supports someone, I take the time to copy and paste the link and share it with them. step came next: she created an outline for what that meant in terms of time commitment. Answer the call.