Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
The San Diego Union Tribune, one of the largest newspapers in California, recently highlighted how it is becoming increasingly difficult for employees to indulge in time theft practices. The article touched on how businesses are implementing time and attendance systems like uAttend’s fingerprint time clock to eliminate time theft and make employees more accountable for work hours.
Time theft at the workplace is one of the biggest growing concerns for businesses. Seemingly mundane time theft practices, (i.e.: stealing a few minutes here and a few minutes there), are causing a staggering amount of annual losses for U.S. businesses. More than $400 billion has been reported in lost productivity (Morris, 2009). This is nearly triple that of the $123 billion estimated in the November 28, 1982 edition of the Palm Beach Daily News. In three decades, it has become evident that time theft is not only rampant at the workplace, but has grown to monumental proportions.
Faced with such widespread unethical practices, employers have turned to solutions like biometric time and attendance solutions from uAttend. The San Diego Union Tribune interviewed Chad Buckmaster, CEO of Processing Point, to discuss the ramifications of buddy punching, as well as the important role that ironclad time and attendance solutions such as fingerprint recognition play in protecting a business from time theft.
While answering questions about time theft practices, Buckmaster pointed out the need for a fingerprint time clock saying, “It eliminates buddy punching, which is a big issue in the time-and-attendance world. Basically, you can’t clock in for one of your fellow employees, which obviously saves employers tons of money.”
Launched in May 2010 by Processing Point, uAttend has become a global provider of time and attendance management systems. uAttend’s product line consists of time clocks that offer a variety of punch in options from proximity reading swipe cards to fingerprint recognition clocks. The company plans to launch a facial recognition time clock by the end of this year.
In addition to on-premise time clocks, uAttend also provides solutions for clocking in from remote locations. Organizations that employ staff working at off-site locations or multiple offices now have the option to clock in from mobile devices.
“…basically, with a smart phone, you can go ahead and clock in with our mobile app and the employers can actually designate geo-locations for that. If they have a remote site, like construction companies, they can put in the address and the employees can only clock in from that location, so if they’re not in that hot spot, it won’t allow them to clock in,” Buckmaster said.
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