What is ‘buddy punching’ and how to prevent it?

By: Mitrefinch Limited  10/03/2011
Keywords: access control systems, human resource, Attendance

 

Jane (on the phone): Mark! I’m stuck in a massive traffic jam again! Please clock me in!

Mark: No worries Jane. I’ll do it for you now!

20 minutes later (in the office)…

Jane: Thanks Mark! I can’t afford to be late!

Mark: Not a problem Jane. Anytime!

Do you think that your business may have a problem with ‘buddy punching’?

Learn how to prevent it! 

Clocking in for other colleagues or ‘buddy punching’ adds thousands of unearned pounds to your payroll costs each year!

It’s a common problem in companies where employees use swipe cards, tags or proximity cards to clock in.

While your staff may have found a way to cheat your current time management system, switching to a can eliminate buddy punching and time theft within your organisation once and for all.

(also known as ) guarantee that your employees must be present to clock in/out of work. With the touch of a finger, they can quickly log and verify their attendance, instantly improving the accuracy of your employees’ absence management records.

By eliminating ‘buddy punching’, you will notice a signification reduction in payroll and overhead costs and a subsequent increase in employee productivity. In addition, Biometric Time Clocks can bring extra security to your business by ensuring that imposters cannot force their way onsite.

Biometric clocking could also help you teach a lesson to employees who are constantly late!

You can set up a rule in the saying that if a person arrives to work late, fox example, they should start work at 9:00 but they have arrived at 9:07, 15 minutes pay will be reduced from their final salary.

Mitrefinch system allows you to set up a rule saying that if a person arrives late to work by seven minutes, the system will round that figure up and fifteen minutes pay will be reduced from their salary

Are you already starting to imagine how much money this option could save you?

If yes, then don’t hesitate any longer and give us a call on 01904 693115 or go to to learn more.

Keywords: Absence Management, access control systems, Attendance, employee management, employees absence, human resource,

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