The recent recession had a major impact on the business, many companies have been forced to cut costs in any way possible. Usually, the first thing that happens is a reduction in staff.
However, what many entrepreneurs fail to realize that instead of reducing staff, they can maximize the use of existing human resources budget to keep better records of their hourly employees. One of the latest trends sweeping the world who can help unnecessary costs roadside is to use the biometric time clock.
While Advanced fingerprint time clock have been popular as well in recent years, they definitely have their shortcomings. The next step in the evolution of the time clock is to eliminate this possibility which is where biometric time clocks come in. These units act very similar to traditional time cards or time punching machines.
Instead of an employee punching a time card to begin or end their shift, they simply swipe their hand under a biometric scanner or fingerprint across a fingerprint reader.
The technology behind these machines has advanced significantly in recent years and is much more affordable for employers. Employees can no longer cheat the system and may even be restricted in areas with access to the building where they are or are not allowed to enter.
The most popular types of biometric time clocks use a palm, or retinal scan to verify the identification of the employee and ensure that they should be granted access to punch in/out, open a confidential computer file, or enter a secure area of the building. As fingerprints are impossible to forge, it makes the employer's job much easier in managing the HR costs and securing confidential information.