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Why Salaried Workers Need Time Clock Software

A traditional punch clock has always been used for the time tracking of hourly employees, primarily to record the time they start and end work. Employee time clock software allows you to do much more than just time tracking, and makes a great punch clock replacement. Often times when talking to our time and attendance software customers, I discover that they're still only using their time clock program for hourly employees. After a brief discussion, they realize there are huge benefits to using a time clock program for salaried workers as well. Here are some reasons why you'll want your salaried workers 'on the clock'.

Virtual In/Out Board
Virtual TimeClock software is a great way to improve office communication. The main time clock software window provides at-a-glance knowledge of who's clocked in, who's clocked out, who's at lunch, and who's on break. You can also instantly tell who's in a meeting, what time somebody will be back from an appointment, and what projects or jobs employees are working on. This is a great tool for management to keep track of employee progress. It's also a great tool for the front reception desk or the call center for knowing who's available, when they'll be back, and how to route incoming calls or walk-in appointments.

Job/Project Tracking
Have your salaried workers use Virtual TimeClock software to track time spent on various jobs, projects, or activities. This is a great way to generate labor costing reports using the built-in timecard software report writer. Since even salaried workers carry an hourly burden, adding gross wages to your timecard reports allows you to perform labor costing analysis. You'll also be able to provide more accurate client billing for your labor hours because you'll know hard labor costs for each project for any period of time.

Employee Leave Tracking
Have your salaried workers use Virtual TimeClock software so you can accurately and easily keep track of their accrued and used time-off. You can setup as many different leave categories as you need for keeping track of both paid and unpaid employee time-off benefits. Use the built-in leave categories to track time-off for holidays, personal time, sick leave, and vacation. Additional leave categories you might want to setup include funeral leave, jury duty, military leave, maternity leave, FMLA, furlough, unpaid sick leave, and unpaid personal leave.

As you can see, your time clock software can be much more than a punch clock replacement. Having your salaried employees use your time and attendance software can improve office communication, help you accurately bill clients for project hours, and easily manage employee time-off tracking.