Biometric Time clocks and Attendance management systems can transform the overall experience of time tracking and can save a significant amount of time when it comes to timesheets and payroll processing.
According to Nucleus Research “Automating Time and Attendance with Biometrics Reduces Payroll Error and Boosts Productivity”. Furthermore, biometric time clocks help ensure employers pay employees more accurately.
While time and attendance management software can help you better schedule your employees to keep you updated on who’s doing what and when it’s important to find a solution that accurately alerts you of when an employee’s day begins and when it ends.
By definition, Biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. Biometric identifiers are often categorized as physiological characteristics, which are related to the shape of the body.
What are Biometric Time Clocks?
A biometric time clock is a small technological device that validates employees’ clocking in/out of work, with recognition of unique physical characteristics such as fingerprints, faces, or irises.
Each employee will have their finger, face scans stored in your time and attendance device. When their fingers are scanned, the time clock device will determine and compare the pattern to confirm it is stored in your system. It is a fast process.
The most common ways by which organizations can implement biometric time tracking systems are
- Fingerprint Reader Time Clock:-
The fingerprint time clock uses a fingerprint or a hand scan for biometric validation through the fingerprints for recording attendance, though the fingerprints are sufficiently unique there are some practical issues involved in using fingerprint readers in the present scenarios, like Fingerprint Time clocks can be a potential source of Covid transmission within the organization. To rule out such issues organizations are preferring a Face reader Time clock over a Fingerprint reader.
- Facereader Timeclock:-
Facial recognition time tracking is a widely accepted technology that uses Facial templates for recording employee attendance. The Face reader Time clocks have proven themselves even in uncommon cases such as identical twins, facial hair growth, and other changes to features. It has the added benefit of being comparatively more accurate and efficient as compared to Fingerprint Time clocks and has features like No touch clocking and speedy identifications which makes it a perfect addition to Time tracking and attendance management in organizations.
Benefits of Biometrics for Employee Tracking
Eliminate Manual Data Entry:- Eliminating manual time tracking by implementing automated Biometric Time tracking Systems can help HR and Payroll departments to expedite the payroll process and will save time and energy that can be utilized to focus on bigger things.
Accurate Attendance Data:- As the software automatically manages attendance data from the time clock terminal, there is less room for human error and eliminates the process of manual timesheet updates
Stop Buddy Punching:- As the Biometrics attendance validations are biologically unique, it eradicates the process of buddy punching and time theft and increases productivity by reducing time tracking discrepancies.