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Convert Time Clock Hours and Minutes to Decimals

Whether you calculate payroll monthly, bi-weekly, or even weekly, we can all agree that the time it takes to manually enter employee timesheets is time we'd rather spend on other work. Since payroll systems require the times to be in decimal format, this can create an...

How to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace

An employee’s alarm clock doesn’t go off and they are late for their shift. Children get sick and their parents have to stay home to take care of them, even if that means missing a few days of work. We’ve all experienced similar situations and don’t usually give them...

Rounding Time Sheets using the 7-Minute Rule

Are you rounding your employee’s time sheets to make payroll easier, to prevent early clock ins, or even to boost employee pay? It’s important to accurately and legally round time clock punches to protect yourself and your business. Here are a few rounding rules to...

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Convert Time Clock Hours and Minutes to Decimals

Convert Time Clock Hours and Minutes to Decimals

Whether you calculate payroll monthly, bi-weekly, or even weekly, we can all agree that the time it takes to manually enter employee timesheets is time we'd rather spend on other work. Since payroll systems require the times to be in decimal format, this can create an...

How to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace

How to Reduce Absenteeism in the Workplace

An employee’s alarm clock doesn’t go off and they are late for their shift. Children get sick and their parents have to stay home to take care of them, even if that means missing a few days of work. We’ve all experienced similar situations and don’t usually give them...

Rounding Time Sheets using the 7-Minute Rule

Rounding Time Sheets using the 7-Minute Rule

Are you rounding your employee’s time sheets to make payroll easier, to prevent early clock ins, or even to boost employee pay? It’s important to accurately and legally round time clock punches to protect yourself and your business. Here are a few rounding rules to...

Monitoring Employee Locations in the Workplace: How Far is Too Far?

Monitoring Employee Locations in the Workplace: How Far is Too Far?

As technology continues to get more sophisticated year over year, concerns over privacy in the workplace continue to rise. Most employees understand that emails sent using a company email account or files stored on a company device are considered property of the...

The Best Online Time Clocks for Small Businesses

The Best Online Time Clocks for Small Businesses

When you run a small business, it's important to find every way to maximize your time and money. Between managing employees, products and services, and facilities while also trying to grow, it can be challenging to juggle the moving parts with only a small team to...

Top 5 Employee Time Clocks for Small Business

Top 5 Employee Time Clocks for Small Business

One of the most effective tools for controlling labor costs is the time clock. And while punching a time card at a clock worked for many years, businesses can no longer afford to waste the effort it takes to manually fill out time sheets. That’s why more and more...

The Top Two Ways Employees Steal Time and How To Prevent It

The Top Two Ways Employees Steal Time and How To Prevent It

While you’re busy running your business, it can be hard to keep track of seemingly small problems like employees taking long breaks. But when your employees take advantage of these minutes meant to be used for work, it adds up in the long run. Let’s say your employee...

How to Set Up an Employee Clock-In Clock-Out System

How to Set Up an Employee Clock-In Clock-Out System

Do you need help finding the right attendance tracking system for your employees? Chronotek offers three easy ways to clock in and out using our employee time tracking software. It’s simple for employees to use and connects seamlessly with our reporting tools so you...

Easily Track FFCRA Hours with Variable Pay Rates

Easily Track FFCRA Hours with Variable Pay Rates

We like to talk about buckets around here. No, not the cracked 5-gallon buckets that my parents used as flower pots. Instead, we use buckets to illustrate the power of our Payroll Snapshot to track employee hours with variable pay rates - because as you know, all...

Survey Shows – A Time Clock App Will Save Money On Payroll

Survey Shows – A Time Clock App Will Save Money On Payroll

Our mission is to help small business owners save money on payroll and save time processing payroll hours. So, while we felt that our online time clock app accomplished these goals, we wanted to survey our customers to see if we're hitting the mark -  because as you...

GPS Breadcrumb Tracking Employees Is Messy

GPS Breadcrumb Tracking Employees Is Messy

I walked into the kitchen and the countertop was littered with breadcrumbs. Unfortunately, my teenage son gets a little sloppy assembling his pb&j sandwiches - which leaves a mess for someone else (Mom or Dad) to clean up. While messy breadcrumbs may be a part of...

How To Track Employees With GPS The Right Way

How To Track Employees With GPS The Right Way

Now that we live in the Jetson age, the amazing possibilities with technology are endless. One such technology that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years is GPS, especially with smartphone apps. Small business owners with remote employees have discovered that...

5 Easy Ways to Solve Employee Attendance Problems

5 Easy Ways to Solve Employee Attendance Problems

As small business owners you have lofty dreams - build a Fortune 500 company, provide well for your family, save the pandas, who knows? Whatever your dream, it begins with getting and keeping happy customers. When employees routinely call out or just no-show, your...

Do This One Best Business Practice Before Reopening

Do This One Best Business Practice Before Reopening

"We’ve marshaled every instrument of American power, and we’ve unleashed our most potent weapon of all: the courage of the American people." These were the words of President Trump on Thursday, April 16, when he announced a Covid-19 three-phase plan to reopen small...

Chronotek – Ultimate Time Tracking for Lifeguards

Chronotek – Ultimate Time Tracking for Lifeguards

Warmer weather is here! As a result, lifeguard and pool management companies across the nation are preparing to open pools for a few months of sunshine and splashing in the water. With guest safety a top concern, pool companies need scheduling and time tracking tools...

Time Tracking Software For Remote Employees Who Work From Home

Time Tracking Software For Remote Employees Who Work From Home

Read how Chronotek’s Time Tracking Software Helps You Keep Tabs on Remote Employees Who Work from Home With more and more employees asking for and businesses offering remote work opportunities, it’s not surprising to see that over 4.7 million employees work from home....

We Want to Thank the Unsung Heroes

We Want to Thank the Unsung Heroes

We are so thankful for the doctors, nurses and hospital staff on the front lines around the country working tirelessly to provide care to individuals with Covid-19. This is an unprecedented time. News stories abound from New York, Chicago and other places about how...