Posted on 15 Mar 2017
You look at the scattered piles of employee handwritten timesheets on your desk and panic begins to set in. You have to get payroll turned in tomorrow. The law requires that these employees be paid for their travel time, but tracking it all is a logistical nightmare. It might surprise you to know, our research shows that you may be paying up to 17 minutes too much on every travel trip, for every employee. For a small company with just 10 employees making 1 travel trip 5 days a week, that’s over 61 hours a month in inflated travel time. This inflated drive time and mileage is driving you crazy and draining your profits!
At Chronotek, we get it. We hear stories all of the time from small business owners who have hourly, off-site employees.
Maybe your story is you pay your employees from the time they start working until they finish. Of course, you have no way of knowing what they do in between jobs. Pick up their laundry? Attend their kids soccer games? Take a nap? All on your dime. It’s a bad idea because you don’t know how much time is spent at each job or if every job gets covered. But who needs accurate job reporting?
Or you work yourself into a frenzy trying to get the right information and end up with incomplete, illegible and unreliable handwritten time cards. Then you have to manually add up all of the work hours, and your task still isn’t complete. Do you rely on the handwritten odometer readings and drive times between jobs, or do you look up every trip with a map program? Stop!
What if we told you there is one solution that automates your employee drive time and mileage while also eliminating the hassle of handwritten time sheets?
Yes, we hear the shout of hallelujahs!
Use Chronotek’s timekeeping system to automatically create drive time and mileage records when your employees clock in and out with simple phone calls or via our mobile app. Our Travel Manager tool empowers you with Google MapsTM technology that estimates the drive time and mileage between job sites. Pay by these estimates and it doesn’t matter if your employees get sidetracked with personal errands between jobs. It’s an easy way for employees to take unpaid lunch breaks, too. If Google MapsTM estimates a job is 12 minutes from the next job, but your employee takes 60 minutes, the travel time card automatically shows 12 minutes. Automatically apply the drive time to your customer’s jobs to insure that you are capturing all of the costs associated with your contracts. It’s quite easy to see that Chronotek is the smart way to handle employee travel time and mileage!
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