Since the pandemic, there has been an explosion of remote work. What started as a pandemic necessity is here to stay for nearly half of businesses. While people who work from home report being happier and more productive at work, their loss of work and home boundaries can create new challenges. Because work is so portable, many find it difficult to unplug from their jobs. This has led 37% of remote workers to report working longer hours than they did from the office.
Time tracking is important for employers for obvious reasons. Managing the pay of hourly employees is an important duty. Less discussed are the benefits of time tracking for employees. By tracking work time, workers can identify where their time is being spent and take appropriate breaks.
Manual timesheets cost US workers $7.4 billion a day just from errors and mishaps. Having employees “swipe in” with a key card was useful in offices, but remote workers don’t have card readers at their desks. Facial recognition software can be the solution for tracking when the work day begins and ends. By adding facial recognition capabilities to remote workers’ computers, time tracking happens seamlessly without adding to employee workloads.