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Creating Individual Time Clocks

Virtual TimeClock Network Edition offers tremendous flexibility for deploying your time clock software. Businesses typically set up their time clocks as either group time clock stations or individual time clocks. A group time clock is used by any number of employees through out the work day, like a mechanical time clock replacement that's available to employees on a conveniently located computer. In contrast, individual time clocks are set up on each employee computer work station in one of three ways.

Full In/Out Board
This is the default installation setting. Each worker name is listed in the main time clock window, along with details from the latest punch activity. Security prevents employees from clocking each other in and out, or viewing the hours of other employees. This allows you to take advantage of the the in/out board for monitoring employees in real-time and helping to facilitate office workflow and communication.



Limited In/Out Board
Each time clock has a unique set of preferences that allows you to change your time clock display, like how names are sorted and what columns get displayed. This is a great setup option because you can remove the details from the latest punch activity but still retain the value of the in/out board because the visual status indicators let you know who's in, out, on break, or out to lunch. Security still prevents employees from clocking each other in and out, or viewing the hours of other employees.



Personal Time Clock
Personal time clocks allow you to list a single employee name on each individual time clock. You lose the in/out board, but you eliminate the risk of shared passwords and buddy punching.

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