Most construction companies never thought they would find a time and attendance system that would fit their mobile workforce. They relied on paper timesheets that have proved to be far from perfect. When mobile time clock apps with GPS emerged, employers were eager to learn and experiment with them. Mobile time-tracking apps work by turning your employee’s smartphones into virtual time clocks. Workers log on and ‘punch in’ with a touch of a button, and later, ‘punch out’ at the end of their shifts. The app records the time, date, and location when the worker clocks in or out. Mobile tracking systems minimize time theft, timesheet guesswork, and manual errors associated with paper timesheets. The time clock apps are easy to operate, and they save you money in the long run.
Know where your employees are at
The huge concern about mobile workers is that minimal supervision will lead to a lack of accountability. Employers certainly need assurance that crew members are working diligently to complete the work at hand. Modern mobile time clocks for contractors work on employee’s smartphones as apps. These apps notify the employer if the worker was at the job site and how many hours he or she spent there. Employees receive notifications on their smartphones reminding them to clock in and out. You can easily allocate work, rotate employees and follow up on which staff members are working where. You can track down workers with the habit of sneaking out before their shifts are over. When an employee leaves the construction site early, the employer can see where they actually logged their time from, and they can take necessary measures. Most contractors have their workers spread across a large area, and it’s important to choose a solution that is flexible for you and your employees.
Better job costing
Mobile GPS time clock offers better job-costing that provides accurate information on how much time was spent to complete a job. The time tracking accuracy improves the payroll efficiency, thus reducing the administrative costs. Timekeeping is a challenge for a mobile workforce because time clocks used in buildings aren’t mobile friendly. GPS mobile time clocks are the best option because they are easy to use, implement, and maintain. The ability to accurately track money and hours used on each job results to better job costing. Employees simply clock-in from their mobile devices and enter their job code or notes. If they need to change jobs in the middle of a workday, they simply access their device and switch codes. When using paper timesheets employees tend to round time in their favor. Avoid this by adopting a mobile GPS time clock and save money on payroll.
Contractors should strongly consider a mobile time clock solution to reduce payroll costs and improve billing accuracy. Successful businesses make sure that their company is well-balanced and their employees are satisfied.