Remote clocking in with phones
Customers with employees working on remote sites find phone (landline) and smartphone app clocking a cost-effective and efficient way to keep on top of remote attendance tracking. uAttend works well as a remote attendance system because it's cloud-based so accessible from anywhere, and you can combine the clocking options that work best for you and your employees.
Businesses using uAttend phone and smartphone app clocking include cleaning, on-site maintenance companies and domiciliary care.
To make sure everything is going to plan and staff are where they should be, when they should be, you can set up alert emails, for example for early or late clocking in and out, or if an employee forgets to take a required break. You’ll also be able to check online 24/7, 365 days a year to see who’s clocked in using a PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet.
How staff clock in and out using telephone clocking
You select which employees can clock in by phone through your uAttend online account.
To clock in or out on a landline phone, employees use a standard touch-tone phone and dial the uAttend freephone clocking number. Landline phone clocking costs 3p each time an employee clocks in or out (the smartphone app is free).
To clock in or out, staff dial the uAttend freephone number and follow the voice prompts to enter:
- Your company identification number.
- Their PIN (Personal Identification Number).
- A department or location identifier.
- Once complete they’re told that they’ve clocked in or clocked out – easy!
We’ve found that when staff are used to the process they can enter the details within 15 seconds. They don’t have to wait for the voice prompts, they can enter a ‘#’ after each entry to move quickly on to the next option.
The telephone numbers that employees working remotely can clock in from can be set up in the system to stop abuse. Caller Line Identification (CLI) shows the phone number used to clock.
Using the freephone number means that if your employees are using a client’s phone to clock in, your client doesn’t pay for the cost of the call.
Try a test phone clocking now:
Call: 03333 446444, wait for a reply then enter Company Number: 27960#, PIN: 1010#, Department : 85803#
Find out more about uAttend smartphone app clocking for remote workers and geolocation (GPS) tracking
Getting up and running with the uAttend phone attendance system is simple
- Choose the monthly pricing plan for the number of employees you want to clock in.
- Follow the simple set up instructions, (if you need help, there’s online resources and access to the friendly UK helpdesk (which is part of your monthly subscription – not an extra)
- We’ll arrange a free follow-up training session to make sure your uAttend attendance system is working the way you want it to.
Any questions, or if you’d like an online demo to see how clocking in with uAttend could work for you, call 01761 410015, email us, or click the chat icon.
uAttend can provide reporting on employees time spent across a number of different departments. It has streamlined and enhanced the accuracy of our payroll system.
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