Friday, June 28, 2013

Managing Labor Costs with Employee Time Clock Software

In a tough economy many business owners are asking themselves a common question: How can I better manage my labor costs? It's pretty obvious to see how employee time clock software simplifies payroll and provides employee accountability. A less obvious benefit is how time clock software brings simplicity and accuracy to the management of labor costs.

To find out what questions to ask to help you evaluate your labor cost management needs, take a look at our online article Managing Labor Costs with Employee Time Clock Software.

Jeff Morrow
Virtual TimeClock Product Manager
Redcort Software, Inc.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time Clocks for Off-Site Employees

Many businesses have off-site employees that rarely enter an office. Or they may start out from an office or equipment yard and then spend the rest of the day out in the field, and usually go straight home after their last appointment or job. We're currently working on a mobile time clock that will work with a wide variety of smartphones or tablets, including the iPhone and iPad. In the meantime, using laptops with wireless Internet cards are a great solution for off-site employees.

A wireless Internet card and data plan from your wireless carrier will let you access the Internet from anywhere your carrier provides coverage. With regular WiFi you need to be within range of a WiFi hot spot to get connectivity to the Internet.

Another alternative is a MiFi, now available with certain carriers. A MiFi has a built-in wireless Internet card and allows multiple computers to connect simultaneously to the internet via WiFi. Think of it as a mobile hotspot you can control.

Just because our mobile time clock isn't quite ready, don't let that keep you from tracking off-site employee time by combining our networked time clock system with one of these other solutions.

Jeff Morrow
Virtual TimeClock Product Manager
Redcort Software, Inc.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Keeping Your Time Clock Software Secure

Virtual TimeClock instantly, accurately, and impartially records every employee start and stop time. This means the time clock program interacts directly with your computer's operating system clock by utilizing the time and date control functions already built into your computer in order to record the real-time punches of each employee. You'll want to make sure your employee computer time clocks have been properly setup to ensure your time clock data is secure and accurate.

Our online article 3 Ways To Keep Your Time Clock Software Secure will show you how to prevent employees from changing the computer's clock to manipulate their start and stop times.

Auditing Employee Timecards

Did you ever want to be a Private Investigator? There’s something exciting about discovering clues, finding the next piece to the puzzle, and following the trail to figure out ‘Whodunit’. We are constantly leaving trails. It might be from the contribution receipt for the sack of clothes donated to the local charity, the restaurant ticket after an evening meal, or the email after ordering new exercise equipment online. Following these trails tell investigators who we are, what we’ve done, and when we did it. Kind of scary when you think about it! It’s like leaving your footprints in the snow.

Learn how Virtual TimeClock answers the same who, what, and when questions when auditing employee timecards by reading our online article called Auditing Employee Timecards.