time and attendance system

Work in the construction industry?

Let your time and attendance system do the heavy lifting

Metaphorically speaking, of course, not the actual lifting (plant machinery is better for that).

When it comes to attendance management, the construction industry certainly presents a few challenges that employers in other sectors don’t have to navigate. For a start, there’s really no such thing as a single, fixed workplace. More likely, there are several sites on the go at any one time, plus at least one office. Nor is there a fixed workforce as such – instead, there will often be a back-office team, some directly employed workers, contractors, subcontractors and even temporary agency staff, depending on the projects underway.

Then, you have all the different payroll rates to take into account – a bricklayer will not be paid the same as a roofer, a carpenter or a quantity surveyor. Making sure everyone is paid accurately, and that you have the correct timesheets for every worker, on every site, can be a logistical nightmare.

For anyone running a business or managing a team in the construction industry, the answers to matters such as:

  1. Where your workers are (are they at the right site?)
  2. Who is clocked in and who is absent.
  3. Which workers are not working the correct hours scheduled.
  4. Whether your progress is on track for the scheduled completion deadline,

need to be accessed quickly. How is it possible to get reliable data, whenever and wherever you need it?

One very efficient solution is to use a cloud-based time and attendance system, which would solve all of your payroll problems as well as giving you valuable real-time insights into your employees’ hours – and location.

uAttend by Chronologic can do all the heavy lifting when it comes to managing your employees’ attendance, including:

  • Employees’ clocking data.
  • Holiday management.
  • Absence management.
  • Automated reporting.
  • Live access to your dashboard.

Simply choose which clock-in method best suits your workers and their conditions, whether that’s a clocking-in app, biometric facial recognition machine, RDIF proximity card reader, etc, or a combination of these, and you will gain accurate data from day one when it comes to the hours clocked and site where they have worked.

Not only will this ensure your workers are paid on time and accurately, but it also means you can keep up to date with your overheads, and how this reflects your profit margin, so you are armed with all the relevant information you need, should important decisions need to be made or raised with clients.

Your employees can also use the system to request time off, which, depending on who else has already booked the same dates, and the deadline you are facing for a project, will allow you to make the most informed decision before approving or denying their request.

Our reliable and affordable system is fully scalable to suit your business needs, whether you find yourself taking on extra staff for the duration of a specific project or cutting back when work is slow. In fact, when you discover the benefits of using uAttend, you’ll wonder how you’ve managed without it up to now.

If you’d like to talk to us, we would love to tell you more. Book a free online demo now or request a call-back.

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