Paper Timesheets Have Evolved To Time And Attendance … Have You?
Paper timesheets were great. So was getting around on a horse before we had cars! Save time and money for your commercial cleaning business with simple, easy to use software and apps.
Paper Timesheets – ugh … but we had to start somewhere
They allowed staff to record the time spent on a job so we can have a record against which to pay them. But guess what? They result in a mountain of lost time chasing them up, trying to read them, entering the data and did I mention chasing them up?!
And let’s not tar everyone with the same brush, but some people lie. Little white lies, but those extra minutes added when rounding up on manual time sheets add up, and result in inaccurate timesheets, charges and payments.
We also spend a LOT of time chasing people to complete them, clarifying the information provided, losing information or making errors when re-keying the data. A lot of headaches for capturing data that wasn’t all that accurate to start with.
Capture data electronically – better, but still one hand clapping
Once we start to ask staff to report via their phone we do eliminate a lot of the above headaches. An app can remind them to complete the info, they can enter data using calendars and number wheels for accuracy, the data is legible and of course we may not need to re-key the data (though lots of apps still require this).