Tips & Tricks

Virtual TimeClock Tips & Tricks - January 2015

Happy New Year! We're excited about the new changes coming to Virtual TimeClock in 2015. As our world becomes more mobile, interconnected, and security conscious, Virtual TimeClock is keeping pace. Here's what we're working on for 2015.

Virtual TimeClock 15 Release 1
As technology goes global, questions about privacy and cyber security have become a regular part of the news. Our upcoming Virtual TimeClock 15 release has a number of major security enhancements to help ensure your time clock data remains secure. All users will benefit from new security features like minimum password length, case sensitive passwords, and encrypted databases. We've updated communications in our Network Edition to help ensure your privacy is protected with the latest encrypted connectivity.

Virtual TimeClock 15 will also introduce a timecard approval system that tackles what can be one of the more time consuming tasks of managing employee time and attendance: reviewing and approving timecards. Not only will workers and managers be able to electronically approve hours worked, all of the steps for processing timecards at the end of a pay cycle are now centralized in a new timecard approval dashboard. You'll be able to sign off that timecards are ready for payroll processing, export hours to your payroll provider, and close the payroll period from the convenience of one place. Virtual TimeClock 15 will be available in the first quarter.

Quick Tip:
Here's a sneak peek at some of the new features coming in Virtual TimeClock 15.

Learn a New Feature in 2015 - Shifts
We often hear veteran Virtual TimeClock users tell us that they know there's much more the time clock can do for them that they're not taking advantage of. A new year is a great time for a fresh start on holding employees accountable for showing up to work on time and keeping unauthorized overtime to a minimum. Is your morning crew showing up late? The Late Arrival report uses shifts to monitor employee tardiness. Is your staff clocking in at 7:45AM for an 8:00AM start and collecting overtime? Set shift clock in restrictions to help keep unnecessary overtime under control. Once you set up a few simple shift rules, Virtual TimeClock will help you with both.
Quick Tip:
Need help? We have detailed instructions for setting up shifts on our website.