For small business owners, it’s very difficult to manage their short but ‘irregular’ workforce. It’s irregular because they are not bound to very strict rules as they are in big companies. There are no big computerized systems to track their every movement and due to lack of any management team at the top and the owner being the sole head, coordination is almost absent between workers and their supervisors. This leads to losses on both sides. While there is more exploitation of workers in small scale companies, the efficiency of workers is very low as they easily out for their personal works in their working hours. Sometimes, there are errors in working hours and while one gets free bonus, the same gets deducted from someone else’s. So overall, the system is inefficient both economically and time wise. But the owners can’t spend thousands of dollars on a better system for the sake of better efficiency. So what are the options?
Well, one of the best options is certainly the latest Android app called Work Time Clock that has been developed by Targa Development Inc. The app is compatible with all the Android devices running Android 2.2 or any later version of the OS. This app is also available for Apple and other major platforms.
If I’ll recommend Work Time Clock, then it’ll certainly be for its simplicity. It has a simple purpose: to help the owners and the workers note down their working hours with just a touch and verify it from both sides. All you need is this app installed on the phones of all workers. Then they have to just tap the “IN” button when they’re about to come in the company or start their work. This’ll start the timer in the app and when you’re finished, just tap the “OUT” button and your working hours will be calculated automatically. Also, if you’ve done any overtime, it’ll automatically be taken into account. Then this list can be sent via email to anybody as a spreadsheet. On the other side, the owner can track the GPS location of every in and out event as well to make sure there’s no cheating from the worker’s side.
This app maintains transparency on both sides. First, all the calculations for salary and overtime bonus are calculated automatically as per the rates fixed at the start. Moreover, there is list for vacations and sick leaves as well. So the worker can see his remaining vacations anytime and check with his superiors in case he has any problem. So overall, the app covers all the basic as well as premium features that are expected in such an app.
Almost every time tracking Software comes at a monthly subscription and though it sounds very cheap at the start, it becomes really expensive on a long run. This app is available for just $4.99 in the App Store forever. So it’s really a very good purchase economically as well.
Pros: simple to use; calculate salary, overtime, expenses automatically; track GPS locations for every in and out event; lists for vacations and sick leaves.
I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars
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