Mobile time tracking apps are gaining ground as the defacto standard for employee timekeeping. After all, it’s no secret that managing subcontractors can be a logistics nightmare. Turns out, the right mobile time tracking app can actually make all the difference. Read on for 7 reasons to start using a time tracking app for your subcontractors today!
1. Increased Accuracy
When it comes to payroll, the last thing you want is to increase your risk of costly errors that sap time and profit from your productivity. So why even take that risk?
Not only are mobile time tracking apps more accurate than manual timekeeping, but they also allow for direct data import to payroll. The result? You can avoid most potential payroll problems from the get-go.
2. Real-Time Recording
With up-to-the-minute reports and instant alerts, mobile time tracking lets managers know about overtime problems before they even happen. On the employee side, a real-time shift swapping board empowers your employees to fill any coverage gaps as soon as they appear.
3. Greater Profitability
Mobile time tracking also helps managers keep a close eye on expenses. Time and attendance is a major expense for most projects, so tracking these costs is critical to effective (and efficient) management.
Overtime alerts, real-time tracking, and tools for analysis give your managers unprecedented oversight. As a result, this automation helps reduce the burden of monitoring and saves time and money.
4. Better Data
While it’s possible to create reports from traditional time cards, this takes a lot of extra time. And, there’s also the possibility of human error.
Mobile time tracking allows businesses to compile data with ease. Managers can generate reports with the click of a button. Data collection is automated. The result is better, more accurate data that helps you establish the true costs of a project.
5. Reliable Work Record
Accurate and reliable records are important in the event of an audit. They can also be critical in a dispute about payroll accuracy.
With mobile time tracking, employees are prompted to record breaks and meal times. Further, error tracking and intelligent clocking help avoid mistakes or missed punches, resulting in a reliable history of work time to the minute.
Mobile timekeeping enforces accountability. Subcontractors are able to punch in and punch out no matter where they are, so there are no more excuses for missing time cards or missed punches.
Additionally, when subcontractors are able to track their own time, they share responsibility for generating accurate and reliable data. This helps generate accountability for time and attendance tracking.
7. Everybody Wins
Probably the biggest benefit of mobile timekeeping for employees is that it’s a win-win. Your business will benefit by adding mobile time tracking to your subcontractor management, and your subcontractors will also benefit from added convenience and accuracy.
Your business can be more profitable. Give us a call today and find out more about how easy it is to get up and running with mobile time tracking for your employees.
What do you think?
How does your business track time for subcontractors or remote workers? Have you ever tried using a time tracking mobile app for these workers? Let us know what’s worked for your business in the comments below! Want to see the app in action? Check out our product walk-through here!
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