5 reasons why you need a mobile attendance tracking app
Modern attendance tracking systems like Calamari provide both employees and employers with mobile time clock apps. And they do that for a reason - from improving the employee experience to bringing more accuracy to the company time tracking system.
Attendance tracking is a big deal for companies. The bigger the company, the more troublesome the attendance tracking gets. According to the DMEC study, only the smallest companies, with a headcount of up to 99 employees, decide frequently to not assign an additional employee only to manage leaves. And with the company growing, the resources assigned to tackle the problem grows also.
The most common practice is to assign from 1 to 3 dedicated employees to manage leaves only. And it is only the tip of an iceberg.
To tackle the problem, companies tend to outsource either the whole leave management process or only the technical part of it, by buying or paying for dedicated software. A mobile clock app is one of key features of this system. And there are reasons for that:
People need not do all their work near the desk, and the COVID-19 pandemic made this fact obvious. Apart from office clerks who can enjoy the benefits of teleworking, there are numerous other specialists who work out of office. With many of them working far from the computer. To name just a few:
- Sales representatives,
- Physical workers in warehouses and industrial complexes,
- Field specialists like engineers,
All of them are required to track their working time to keep compliance with both the EU and US norms. A mobile app is a tool that comes in handy for them, or when the employee is currently far from his or her desk. A business trip is a great example - the employee clocks in from the airport or wherever she or he is at the moment.
By that, the comfort of the employee and the workload of HR specialists is heavily reduced.
Good employee experience
The workforce shifts, with older employees retiring and younger ones entering the employment market. According to Manpower group, the 2020 workforce consisted of 35% millennial and 24% Gen Z, giving two youngest generations 59% of all employed people. The report issued by Snapchat, a popular social media platform, informs that 74% of millennials and 78% of Gen Z consider their mobile phones the most important device. Having a working time tracking app in their pocket is just a thing they would expect from their employer - because they are mobile, so why the modern company wouldn’t be?
Also, the mobile device enables the employee and employer to leverage all the auxiliary technologies the mobile device comes with. The bluetooth enables the phone to connect with the iBeacons device and make the clocking-in and clocking-out process fully automatic. Also, the phone has a camera that can scan a QR code, for example printed on the office wall, to swiften up the attendance tracking process.
With the geolocalization features, the device-based app is a great tool to show the employee’s punctuality or just the fact he or she has been on-site during particular hours.
The convenience of the app installed on the device worn in the pocket comes with a great benefit of increased accuracy. The employee needs not to turn on the computer to start tracking the time. If the workday starts with the meeting, it can be a huge time and effort saver.
Also, when the employee carries his or her employee check in app in the pocket, the ability to mark the break, start or stop the clock rises. And by that, the number of inaccuracies fall.
Being more flexible
Millenials and GenZs are switching screens with a great deal of flexibility. It is natural for them to watch a show on Netflix just to switch the screen in house and finish the episode on the computer or Smart TV. Staff check-in app is expected to work the same way, so providing the employees with mobile app, web app and other ways to clock in and out is a way to stick to the naturally flexible style of working.
Last but not least, mobile devices are only gaining importance in the modern world. The trend of connecting devices to bring the Internet of Things is getting stronger with the number of internet of things (IoT) connected devices worldwide expected to reach 38.6 billion by 2025. In the basic scenario, the central device of the connected world is a smartphone.
Also, there are new technologies and trends emerging that keep the mobile-centric approach, with voice assistants being the best example. According to Statista the number of voice assistants used worldwide is estimated to reach 8.4 billion units by 2024, outnumbering the population. The only way to leverage these technologies is to deliver the service in the form of a mobile app.
Time clock app for android and iphone is basically the tech tool that makes the modern time tracking solution actually modern. Without it, the company risks getting antiquated faster that one would expect. And the most important argument for providing the punch clock app for iphone and android is that employees expect that.
If you wish to talk more about the way the mobile app can support the way your company operates, don’t hesitate to contact us now!