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Rounding Time Punches is Bad News


Time rounding. A practice that once had a purpose, should go the way of the dinosaurs. Back in the caveman days, when an employee stuck their timecard in a dinosaur’s mouth to punch in and out, payroll administrators needed a quick way to total hours. The fastest way to do that was to round punches; Looking at a shift and seeing 9:06 a.m. to 5:03 p.m. or 8:55 a.m. to 5:07 p.m. and calling them both as eight-hour days. With modern technology, that is no longer the case. Automated timekeeping systems are able to calculate punches to the minute without…

Biometric Timeclock Considerations


A biometric recognition timeclock is a great way to assure that the employee who is ‘on the clock’ is actually the one on-site and performing work, as it utilizes a part of the person’s body as their verification.  In mainstream practice, I find two main types of biometric clocks; hand recognition and fingerprint recognition.  In this article, I will discuss a few pros and cons, and how reliable they are in making a positive id. First up is hand recognition.  The device is the HandPunch clock which reads the unique geometry of each person’s hand.  Contrary to popular belief, it…