Zip Clock vs Jolt | Why Choose Zip Clock Over Jolt Time Clock

Zip Clock, like Jolt, is a cloud-based business management solution that will help eliminate headaches, optimize profits, and give immediate access to time and attendance information in real time.

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What Does Zip Clock Offer that Jolt Does Not?

Jolt boasts an impressive employee task management software but Zip Clock holds a major advantage in the market in regards to employee time and attendance management. Using real-time visual indicators, notifications, and warnings, the Zip Clock time clock dashboard helps keep employees compliant with labor laws. Employees are able to actively manage their time and be more accountable of violations and OT hours, increasing and improving tracking and preventative measures. Jolt has very few and limited features on their mobile app while Zip Clock lets users take their time clock on the go. Clocking in via mobile is possible through location restraint with Zip Clock, making it much easier for employees to start their day. Zip Clock itself is cheaper than Jolt on a monthly basis as well, and offers the biometric time clock in place of an initiation fee.

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"I was so impressed when I first saw Zip Clock that I couldn’t wait to start using it. I’ve never seen a employee scheduling software that is so easy to use and understand. A bit of magic that helps us operate at scale."

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Solutions to Labor Law Violations

The ability to prevent labor law violations is a major game changer that many business owners and managers are unaware of. Jolt’s Time Clock meets the basic requirements for time and attendance tracking but does not provide much value other than the time worked by employees. Zip Clock’s Time Clock dashboard offers an extensive variety of useful information, such as visual indicators, notifications, and warnings that help managers and employees actively manage their time. In Jolt, violations can only be viewed after they have occured.

Labor law violations become costly as they add up, and happens more frequently than business owners like to admit. These violations happen because managers do not have the bandwidth to stay accountable of employee break violations and OT hours on top of the work already have. With Zip Clock, the tedious work is already done for them, while Jolt’s ability to track Labor Law compliance in real-time is almost non-existent.

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 OT hours. The dashboard indicates which employees are missing, on break, or are close to breaching labor laws. In addition, 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 can focus on tasks that require attention. Zip Clock allows users to be proactive rather than reactive to changing conditions.

Zip Clock’s gamification features and animations 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.

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"Yes, I use the mobile app, I have it on my phone. We managed to go from having nothing to having a sophisticated system leveraging a platform everyone has already has in their pockets. I got both my restaurants started right away and it didn’t take me very long."

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A Mobile Time Clock for On-The-Go

At Hubworks, we understand that business owners are busy and working from an office is not always an option. Zip Clock employee time clock software features a free time clock app that can be downloaded through the app store for both iOS and Android devices. While Jolt offers a mobile app, it is not very powerful or offer many features. The biggest issue is its lack of a time clock and is limited to a couple scheduling features that includes allowing employees to trade shifts and request time off.

Zip Clock’s time and attendance software is easy to set up and configure, allowing users to access almost everything from the web application and make changes right at their fingertips. Managing employee time and attendance is much harder with Jolt due to their limitations in features and real-time alerts are non-existent. Convenience and implementation has never been easier with Zip Clock’s mobile app.

The Zip Clock Mobile app is user-friendly and simple enough for managers and employees alike to quickly adopt it as a work tool. The app makes it easier for employees to manage their time by viewing their timecards, editing punches, and any other time management activity. Information and alerts are in real-time and let’s managers easily keep track of the staff’s times. This visibility helps give insight when employees need to take breaks and when they are approaching OT hours. The in-app notifications ensure labor law compliance by allowing users to remind and delegate breaks in the palm of their hands, anywhere and any time.

Another feature on the mobile app that sets it apart from Jolt is its ability to manage punches and payroll. In the event that an employee forgets to clock in or out, a manager can change the punch instantly without having to make a note of it and risk forgetting to do so later. Configurations also allow the option to let employees make edits to their time punches with a manager approval, authorizing the punch. Payroll can also be reviewed through the mobile app before finalizing it to send to be audited.

Other convenient features of the mobile app include the ability to contact the best available shift replacement. Zip Clock will automatically notify users when an employee misses their shift and get ratings for potential replacements, quickly filling the shift with the best person available. The mobile app will assist in keeping business running smoothly and free of labor law violations while allowing management to focus on more important tasks and responsibilities.

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"Our managers needed help with employee scheduling. We were using Excel and emailing the schedule out to our staff. But, when we tried Zip Clock we realized how many hours we had been wasting with the timely task of handling shift changes and other employee requests. Now we schedule employees faster, with more accuracy and more flexibility. The free mobile apps have made our whole team feel more appreciated and more engaged. Our customers are more satisfied than ever before."

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Meaningful Time and Attendance Reports

The core of any business or organization lies in their adaptability to process feedback found in the analytical tools listed in the reports. Reports hold imperative information relating to the success and potential of a well-run business. Zip Clock has several reports for time and attendance statistics, leaving Jolt’s lack thereof behind. Their reporting essentially add no value to any of their modules, except for their checklist, including time and attendance for which they have only the employee timesheet made for payroll. With such basic reports, they fail to help users develop a strategy that will bring them success.

Reporting tools are an essential part of an organization and are a key responsibility for management to review. Zip Clock offers an extensive range of reports for employee performance, daily punches, punch management, ignored punches, audit trails, and payroll. On the other hand, Jolt has little to offer its users in terms of knowledge and information due to their limitation of a sole employee timesheet report. At the end of the day, Zip Clock helps their users make informed decisions while Jolt users might be unaware of what is working and not working for them.

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 scheduled costs by day and week. Labor laws and schedule violations are factored in and will show whether employees are stay compliant with the labor guidelines set.

In addition to seeing employee performance, Zip Clock will also give insight to the performance of each region and site listed in the organization. With easy to track metrics, users can set guidelines and let the reports do the work for them. At Hubworks, we understand that things can change quickly, so our Audit Trail report will help increase accountability for staff members. Each edit and change made to time punches is tracked to see who and when the change was made. Management will be aware that the changes should be made with reasonable explanations and will be held responsible for them.

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"The business management apps offered by Hubworks has helped our concepts save time and money. Our managers and supervisors are happier because tasks that used to take hours every week have simplified with the mobility and visibility from their free mobile apps. Our profit margins are the best they've ever been with over a 2% reduction in food costs and 5% in labor. The business solutions offered by Hubworks deserve consideration by any restaurant, franchisees, or small businesses."

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