Stopping late and early employees
How are you stopping late and early employees? Do you have any employees in your organisation that show up to work 10 minutes late every morning?
If so, those minutes really add up.
Looking at an employee who is late ten minutes each day, adds to a whopping 39 hours per year!
But it’s not just absence that can cost your business money. Employees arriving too early and being paid before their shift starts is an unnecessary cost as well.
Employees clocking out late can also trigger unauthorised over time and depending on your number of employees, this isn’t just pence a day we’re talking about.
Stopping late and early clockings for your business
Our Rounding and Grace feature enables you to create clear shift Start Zones and End Zones. What this does is penalise your employee through non-payment when clocking in at the wrong times.
For instance, you can add set start times, meaning payment for employees will not begin until their authorised shift time starts. This stops your workforce from being paid the extra 10 or 15 minutes they clock in before their shift starts.
Another good example is lateness. If you accept a few minutes lateness from your employees, they can clock in and start work as normal. However, if you can also set a lateness rule, where anyone who clocks in over 6 minutes late will lose the first 15 minutes of their pay due to absence.
In our experience, this method has been successful in a host of businesses for stopping early and late clockings.
Transparency with your workforce
Like all good business decisions, being open and honest with your employees about their rules will lead to better results.
At first, employees may resent the change in rules for late or early clocking. However, once they see the results of the business all working the same rules, as one team, the benefits will be undeniable.
Rounding and Grace will also help stop animosity between workers, and put everyone on an even playfield.
Will regulating employee attendance save my business money?
As outlined in our Ultimate Guide to Time and Attendance:
If this error rate is just calculating payroll alone, imagine adding lateness and time theft into the mix.
Other time-wasting activities
It’s not just stopping late and early employees that will affect employee efficiency.
You need to also look at phone use, time spent on social media, and just general gossiping around the office.
We’ve produced this infographic to show you exactly how much these activities eat into your workforces’ time.