Punch-in and punch-out cards have been a common mean of tracking employee attendance. But as the businesses evolve and expand, the attendance systems need to evolve with them. Traditional attendance systems invariably lack means of verification, leading to high chances of error as well as fraud. This becomes even more difficult for on-field employees.
The time-and-attendance fraud
- Time theft: Employees who are paid by the hour can often mislead employers by clocking inflated in and out timings.
- Proxy punching: Employees punching on each others’ behalf has been costing the U.S. economy more than $373 million annually, according to the HR Daily Advisor.
Who is affected by time-and-attendance fraud?
Nearly all industries are affected by the time-and-attendance fraud, however, companies with distributed workforce find it especially difficult to track employees accurately. These include retail stores, warehouses, manufacturing, customer service, security, and other jobs that require on-site work.
Independent contractors, field service workers, transportation workers, and employees who work from home are fast becoming a big part of the modern workforce. These employees are usually paid on an hourly basis and thus it becomes very important to track their timings accurately.
How do you track the hours of an on-field employee?
To track your on-field employees, you would need a system that is portable and can verify employee identity. The new-age face recognition attendance systems are equipped to do just that. Here’s how you can track your on-field employees accurately:
- At the time of joining, the face recognition attendance system captures employee picture.
- The picture is then mapped with employee details.
- Employee can download the face recognition attendance application on his phone and can access it from anywhere and anytime.
- In order to mark his attendance, the employee is required to access the app and verify his face using the front camera of his phone.
- The system then verifies his attendance and also records other details such as time and location.
Face recognition based employee attendance systems are fool-proof. The only way an employee can mark his attendance is by using his face, virtually removing any chances of proxy or buddy punching. The time and location are also verified using the internet thus removing any chances of time theft.
Improve Sales and Decrease Expenses
By using a cloud-based face recognition attendance system you can earn 20% more in revenue, here’s how:
- According to the American Society of Employers estimates that 20% of every dollar earned by a U.S. company is lost to employee time theft. Facial recognition can save your business from losing that money. This will increase employee time on the field, hence a more productive workforce.