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Feature Highlight: In/Out Board

Tracking employee time and attendance is just a part of complete workforce management. Sometimes, time keeping, vacation tracking, and employee benefits are all maintained under different systems; sometimes they're all together. It's great if you can implement business software that handles multiple workforce management tasks. For example, Virtual TimeClock does more than just calculate hours worked. One of the great features of Virtual TimeClock is the employee work status board. This allows you to eliminate your wall-mounted peg board and resource sign-up sheets. The In/Out Board is one of the interfaces available for workers to use when clocking in and out. It's also the default interface in use when time clock administration is turned on. This allows managers and time clock administrators to quickly see who's clocked in, who's on break, who's at lunch, and who's already left for the day. You can also quickly tell what employees are working on and how long they've been at it. This makes it a great tool for allocating resources, scheduling appointments, and routing phone calls. If you have multiple office or store locations, you can set up different groups which make it easy to monitor employees together based on the characteristics you define rather than trying to sort through a list of everyone.

The In/Out Board can be sorted based on who's clocked in or out, employee name (first or last), current status or activity, date of last punch, time of last punch, elapsed time of current activity, and number of unread messages. In addition, the Two List In/Out Board allows you to divide your workers into two main columns, those that are on the clock and those that are off the clock. The current status of each worker can also be printed in case of emergencies. The Current Status report can be selected from the Reports menu and is a valuable tool for determining who may or may not still be in the building.

All of this flexibility makes the In/Out Board a powerful feature of Virtual TimeClock.