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The Power of Foresight Protects Your Business

Exponentially more than an employee timekeeping system, it’s the super-power to show you the end from the beginning to protect your business.

Thanks To the Brave Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives for the USA!

We live in a great country and enjoy freedoms and opportunities unparalleled in human history. We want to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee and protect these blessings. John 15:13 says, "Greater love has no one than this, that...

Creating a Work Schedule

Creating the “perfect” work schedule for employees can be a monumental task without the correct tools and tips on how to do it. One easy step in the right direction is having access to a work schedule excel spreadsheet. Download the spreadsheet for free, and begin...

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Thanks To the Brave Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives for the USA!

Thanks To the Brave Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives for the USA!

We live in a great country and enjoy freedoms and opportunities unparalleled in human history. We want to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee and protect these blessings. John 15:13 says, "Greater love has no one than this, that...

Creating a Work Schedule

Creating a Work Schedule

Creating the “perfect” work schedule for employees can be a monumental task without the correct tools and tips on how to do it. One easy step in the right direction is having access to a work schedule excel spreadsheet. Download the spreadsheet for free, and begin...

Why Track Employee Attendance

Why Track Employee Attendance

Tracking employee attendance is one of the main pillars to running a successful business. But why is it so helpful? With the help of Chronotek’s Smart Time Tracking, and a few tips and tricks, you can be on the road to a better working attendance tracking system. One...

How to Use a Time Clock

How to Use a Time Clock

When it comes to keeping track of the hours your employees work, it can be easy to get lost in the influx of schedules, attendance tracking, timesheets, and payroll. Using a time clock, like Chronotek, can save you time with a web-based service that makes managing...

Does an Employer have to Pay Travel Time?

Does an Employer have to Pay Travel Time?

We all wish we could get back the time spent on our morning and evening commutes each day. It's common knowledge that employees do not get compensated for their daily commutes, but are there other traveling scenarios for which employees should be paid? In fact, there...

What is a Time Card or Timesheet

What is a Time Card or Timesheet

When an employer prepares to pay their employees, they refer to time cards to calculate payroll. A time card is a method for recording the amount of time an employee works. In addition to calculating payroll, employers use time cards to track attendance and...

How to Deal with Employee Attendance Issues

How to Deal with Employee Attendance Issues

Life happens. As cliché as it is to say, we all have that morning where nothing goes right and we’re late to work. While it’s okay to be late in an emergency or call in sick to work, it’s important for employees not to let bad habits build and affect their work....

Keep Employees from Forgetting to Clock In and Out

Keep Employees from Forgetting to Clock In and Out

Whether your business uses paper timesheets, a manual time clock, or a digital time tracking app, employees will inevitably forget to clock in or out. While it is tempting to not correct minor time tracking inaccuracies or even dabble with not paying employees if they...

Employee Absence Tracker, App & Excel Template

Employee Absence Tracker, App & Excel Template

For a business to run efficiently, its employees need to show up on time and ready to complete their work. When employees are late or do not even show up for their shifts, this can cause problems not only for that employee and their supervisor but, more importantly,...

10 Employee Scheduling Techniques & Best Practices

10 Employee Scheduling Techniques & Best Practices

Scheduling employees is a repetitive but necessary part of managing a business. While it might seem straightforward, there can be some bumps in the road while navigating employee availability, balanced workloads, and planning for the unexpected. Read on for our top...

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...