3 Reasons Geolocation is Important for Tracking Your Employees’ Time
Geolocation uses a device, such as a phone or tablet, to
pinpoint a location.
To setup geolocation for tracking your employees’ time,
you’ll enter your business’s address and how close you want your team to be
before clocking in or out. This creates a virtual boundary around your location.
When your employees try to clock in or out, the GPS on their device will
determine whether they’re within that boundary.
Geolocation allows you to run payroll
accurately every time because your employees will only be able to log their
time from approved locations. This can help lower your labor costs because
you’ll know that you’re only paying your team for hours worked.
It can also help your team keep accurate records. They won’t
have to worry about anyone claiming they weren’t at work because they’ll have
the data to show they were at work.
You won’t be restricted to just one location if you use
geolocation to track your staff’s time. You can set up geolocation restrictions
for each site a team member works from. This gives you the flexibility of a
mobile workforce with the same level of trust of an office staff. You’ll be
able to track your employees’ time, no matter which location they’re working
If you have a time clock tied to just one location, then
you’ll have to buy a new time clock anytime you want to expand. Because of
geolocation’s flexibility, you’ll be able to add new locations as you grow.
Geolocation can help prevent time theft because your
employees won’t be able to clock in from the coffeehouse down the street before
they get to work.
It can also eliminate buddy punches. Because each team
member will have to clock in or out from their own accounts, they won’t be able
to ask a friend to clock them out when they leave.
Because you’ll be able to hold your employees accountable
for time worked, you’ll be able to build trust. Your staff will know that
everyone is playing by the same rules and that they’re being paid accurately.