TimeClick Publishes Blog on Pros and Cons of Paper Time Tracking

TimeClick's newest blog hones in on the roots of time tracking: paper timecards. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of paper time tracking in 2022.

Losing Money - The Ins and Outs of Paper Time Tracking - TimeClick

TimeClick's Digital Content Specialist Daniel Lee releases a new blog entitled "The Ins and Outs of Paper Time Tracking." The blog delves into the world of small businesses that still use old-fashioned paper timecards. 

Just under half of all small businesses in the United States may still use paper timecards, even in 2022. Lee demonstrates familiarity with this phenomenon and first explores some positive points of paper time tracking.

The blog cites how many may choose paper time tracking methods due to ease of access and low startup cost. Simply put, most business owners already have paper and printers, making the process simple.

All one has to do is search for paper time card formats online, then print the desired layout.

Lee references another advantage of paper time tracking: simplicity. Employees do not have to work with computer systems or software and learn how to use their functions.

Since any employee should have the ability to read and write, paper time tracking can appear attractive for those unfamiliar with computers.

The blog then dives into how these qualities can mask the disadvantages of paper. Business owners who opt to use paper can lose hundreds, even thousands of dollars, every year.

This loss of money, according to Lee, can manifest in the form of inaccurate time reports. Throughout the busy workday, employees may forget to punch in on their timecards, forcing them to manually input their times later.

Problems arise when business owners must consider the fact that employees may not intend to steal time, but may still do so because of human error. People may not remember down to the exact minute when they came in and when they left.

Lee then walks the reader through a cost evaluation, proposing sample losses in time theft. Shockingly, an employee working for $10 per hour can, on average, rack up about $600 annually in inaccurate time reports.

The blog then explores possible solutions. Lee explains that small business owners may shy away from time-tracking software.

Even so, software comes with a vast array of advantages, including alleviation of storage space, improved security for time records, and many others.

Lee then recommended a risk-free trial of TimeClick where users can experience the full range of features at no cost for 14 days. The program allows businesses to track employees across teams, departments and even to automate accruement and usage of paid time off.

All of these features come with a user-friendly interface that makes time tracking as simple as possible.

Those interested in reading the full blog can do so here.

TimeClick's team is happy to answer any and all questions at (435) 753-4102 or at sales@timeclick.com.

Source: TimeClick