Buddy Punch Offers Contactless Punch Option To Promote Employee Safety

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Employees can punch in and out by just showing a QR Code

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Time tracking and scheduling software Buddy Punch is offering customers a contactless QR Code punch option to promote employee safety during Covid-19 at no extra cost.

The feature allows employees to punch in or out without having to touch or interact with the device being used by simply scanning their own personal QR Code. This option significantly reduces the potential of Coronavirus community spread, while allowing your employees to quickly and accurately record their time worked. For added security, the feature allows an image to be captured when an employee punches in or out to ensure that the user is only punching time for themselves.

“We’ve seen an increase in requests for a contactless punch option, which is no surprise considering the current situation unfolding across the world,” said Eric Czerwonka, Co-founder of Buddy Punch scheduling and time clock software, said Eric Czerwonka, Co-Founder of Buddy Punch. “The contactless QR Code option has been available to our customers for quite some time, so we wanted to remind them as well as inform future customers that the option is available to them at no additional cost and is easy to setup. For businesses that are slowly resuming their services, we recommend taking advantage of this feature to promote employee safety above all else.”

In addition to the contactless QR Code feature, Buddy Punch is currently developing a new availability feature to help employers stay up to date on changing availability for their employees. When the new availability feature is available, which Buddy Punch anticipates releasing the feature in the second quarter of 2020, employees can access their accounts and quickly update their availability when needed. They can specify their preferred working time or times when they are unavailable days, weeks, months, and even years in advance. Management will have real-time insight into who is available and when - allowing them to create schedules more effectively.

“We understand how important it is for employers to be able to have insight into the availability of their employees - especially now when that availability can change without a moment’s notice. For that reason, along with many customer requests for the feature, we decided to move developing an availability feature to the top of our list in 2020,” said Eric Czerwonka, Co-Founder of Buddy Punch.

To further promote employee safety and improve the time tracking process, Buddy Punch has also implemented a group punch option. The feature allows management to quickly punch in or out specific individuals or a group of users all at one time. Employers no longer have to worry about employees standing in long lines in close proximity to one another.

“Another concern we’ve come across is in regards to employees having to stand in line and wait to punch time. With our group punch option, that concern is eliminated as one individual can now punch time for multiple users at once. This feature is also beneficial to those who work out in the field, such as at a construction site. Supervisors can quickly punch their workers in or out when they arrive onsite or move to another location.”

Buddy Punch has been proactively coming up with new features and functions to meet the needs of an ever-changing workforce - this includes features that further promote safety in the workplace. They focus on customer-driven development to guide the growth of their software. If you have any suggestions or ideas for new features to meet the needs of your business or improve the safety of your workplace, you can reach out to the Buddy Punch team directly through their live chat option found on their website or by sending them an email to support@buddypunch.com.

About Buddy Punch

Buddy Punch is a time and attendance tracking solution whose goal is to make time tracking as easy and seamless as possible. Buddy Punch offers a vast amount of features, including more advanced functions such as facial recognition, geofencing, and PTO tracking. Being a web-based solution allows users to access Buddy Punch from any device with an internet connection allowing for further flexibility when it comes to tracking time.

Buddy Punch offers seamless integration with major payroll providers, including QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online, and can save business owners thousands per year by eliminating the manual and cumbersome payroll process. Most importantly, Buddy Punch is built for the people who have to use it: employees.


Eric Czerwonka, Co-Founder of Buddy Punch

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