Zip Clock, like Tsheets, is a cloud-based time tracking software solution for businesses of all sizes, increasing efficiency in the workforce, encouraging employee accountability, and optimizing profits.
Tsheets offers extensive options for users to track timesheets with ease but falls short of Zip Clock in regards to employee time and attendance management. The Zip Clock time clock dashboard keeps employees compliant with labor laws using real-time visual indicators, notifications, and warnings. Employees can take an active rather than passive approach to managing their time and being more accountable of violations and overtime hours. Both Zip Clock and Tsheets have mobile application capabilities but Zip Clock offers the convenience of managing employee punches and viewing various reports from their device. Tsheets is also only optimal for small businesses with little employees, charging five dollars per user per month with a $100 base fee per month. Zip Clock is a much cheaper option for businesses of all sizes and offers the biometric time clock.
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A report is a basic management tool that conveys information to assist in business decision making. This necessary information helps managers and business owners analyze and solve problems. Zip Clock has several reporting tools for time and attendance statistics, including employee performance, daily punches, punch management, ignored punches, audit trails, and payroll. While Tsheets offers some reports, they mainly focus on payroll and labor expenses. These are important to track, but Zip Clock’s reports give deeper and more meaningful insights to how the organization is performing. Tsheets’ reports do little to facilitate growth and develop strategies for success.
Reports are a key responsibility for management to review and are an essential part of an organization. Understanding how to use this information is the difference between a poorly-run business and one that is booming. Zip Clock provides its users as much information as it can, extending its reports to more than just for payroll and labor expenses. Tsheets limits their users to a set of numbers made solely for payroll, not entirely enriching the business to a new level. At the end of the day, Zip Clock helps management make informed decisions while Tsheets users may be unaware of what is working and what is not working for their organization.
Zip Clock’s Employee Performance report allows users to observe their employees’ performance over a selected time period. Managers can compare actual hours and labor costs against scheduled hours and costs by day and week. Labor laws and schedule violations are factored in and will show whether employees are staying compliant with the labor guidelines set.
Insight to region and site performance is just as important as evaluating employee performance. Zip Clock allows its users to view the performance reports to the regions and sites listed in the organization. With easy-to-track metrics, users can set guidelines and forget about it because the Zip Clock will do all the work. At Hubworks, we understand that situations change constantly, so our Audit Trail report will help increase accountability for staff members. Edits and changes made to time punches are tracked to see who and when changes were made. Management will be aware that changes made should have reasonable explanations and will be held responsible for them.
Part of managing a team requires keeping employees accountable for the time they punch in and out everyday. While it seems easier said than done, there are tools that help with the process when it just is not possible. Zip Clock offers Punch Management within its web and mobile app, allowing managers and employees to update or make edits to their punches when they can. Tsheets only give managers the ability to use the crew function to start and stop the clock for an entire group of employees as an alternative to individuals clocking in.
Tsheets’ software and app are ideal for the construction industry and crews on the move. This is a relatively small percentage of the workforce. Zip Clock caters to businesses and organizations of all sizes, small or large. Most employees do not all come at once, some come early and other come late. With Zip Clock, employees are accountable for their own time and managers can be involved in the case someone forgets. Tsheets crew clock in can be problematic because it leaves the manager or lead in charge of the team’s times. If the team is paid hourly, it could be seen as unfair for individuals who come early or on time compared to individuals who come later, regardless of circumstances.
Zip Clock’s Punch Management lets managers easily add time punches for their employees when they forget to clock in or out for a shift. If enabled, employees will also be able to add their own punches from the mobile app and have them acknowledged by managers. Punches made outside of normal, auto-approved conditions will need approval from managers as well. Managers no longer have to make a mental or physical note to make changes later, it can be done instantly through the mobile app. When employees make edits to their time punches, authorization is required from management so that all punches are approved and audited before being sent to payroll.
At Hubworks, we understand that employees sometimes go right to work and forget to punch in, or they leave at the end of their shift and forget to punch out. It happens, and that is why Punch Management gives managers the ability to edit these punches. Zip Clock can also be set up to allow employees to edit previous punches within the current payroll period, subject to manager approval. Punch Management also keeps management responsible and in control of how many labor hours are being put in per employee and for the organization in order to avoid any labor law violations.
Labor law violations are serious infractions to a workplace and penalties can be very costly to the business. Many business owners and managers may be unaware of how much these infractions are costing them. Tsheet’s time clock meets the basic requirements for time and attendance tracking; including a mobile app, GPS location tracking, time entry, time off requests, and employee alerts. Zip Clock’s dashboard offers an extensive variety of useful information, such as visual indicators, notifications, and warnings that help managers and employees actively manage their time. Violations can only be viewed have they have occurred for Tsheets.
The ability to prevent labor laws within a time clock is a benefit that many businesses and organizations may have been unaware of until now. Violations like these can happen when managers do not have the bandwidth to stay accountable of employee break violations and OT hours in addition to the work they already have. Zip Clock does the tedious work for them, while Tsheets lacks the ability to track labor law compliance in real-time.
Zip Clock’s time clock dashboard is the key to keeping employees compliant with labor laws. Employees are able to actively manage their time and be more accountable of their breaks and overtime hours. The dashboard indicates which employees are missing, on break, or are close to breaching a labor law. It also includes configuration features for ACA (Affordable Care Act), projected, daily, and weekly overtime, break and clock out suggestions, and minimum time off between shifts. Managers can take action when needed through the web or mobile app, saving time and allowing them to focus on tasks that require attention. Zip Clock allows users to be proactive rather than reactive to changing conditions.
The gamification features and animations on the Zip Clock dashboard are easy to understand and ensure that managers and employees have visibility to staying accountable for their time. It motivates employees to self-police each other and encourages a positive change in the way employees manage their time and attendance. Staying compliant with labor laws is as easy and simple as the green smiley face employees receive for being responsible with their time.