“Punch the Clock”
The first time clock was invented in the late 1880’s by Willard Bundy, a jeweler in Auburn, New York. With the increased workforce during the industrial revolution it became more inherent that both workers and employers have a more accurate way of recording hours worked; previously detailed logs had been kept by hand.
Today’s time clocks have become much more than simply punch recording devices. Punch Clocks have moved beyond simple time recording, to becoming Time & Labor Management systems. These days employers are not only using the systems to record hours worked, but to allocate the hours over many cost centers; to accrue, request, and allocate time off benefits; to schedule their employees shifts to provide accurate coverage, and much more.
Technology allows employers a wide variety of data collection devices for time recording including: traditional swipe, personal handheld devices (PDAs), Biometric (hand recognition, fingerprint), and external systems (access control, phone switches), to name a few.
Call us today to find out how we can customize a Time and Labor Management solution for your company, and stop “just” punching the clock.