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3 Perks of Converting Existing To Contactless Time Clocks

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Converting your existing time clocks to a contactless time clock provides workers with a touchless way to punch in and out. "Touch-less" sounds pretty appealing right about now. With all our handwashing, we instinctively look for ways to avoid touching common spaces. 

A contactless time clock provides perks beyond addressing our increased sensitivity to cleanliness. Here are three bonuses your company can enjoy by using touchless devices.  

  1. Simplifies Workflows 
  2. Reduces Infection Risk 
  3. Increases Worker Happiness 

Simplify Punch Workflow with a Touchless Time Clock 

Converting your existing time clocks to become Swipe and Go contactless time clocks provides employees with a fast, simple experience. In practice, a swipe and go means precisely that – simply swipe the badge, and the employee punch gets recorded without touching the time clock.  

The new swipe and go workflow lets the employee swipe the proximity card, magstripe or bar code in front of the reader. The employee then sees the clock's display confirm the time, and punch type (in or out), and the worker moves on. 

On the other hand, sometimes an employee may forget to clock in or clock out.   The new Swipe and Go workflow allows employees to correct the punch type in real-time at the clock. If the time clock’s screen shows a punch-in as a punch-out (or vice versa), the worker can correct the record immediately. In this instance, the workflow wouldn’t be completely touchless, but these errors are few and far between.  

The whole point of automating your attendance data collection is to avoid wasting people's time to resolve data discrepancies. Empowering workers to fix the data issue right at the device is a straightforward and faster solution. 


A Contactless Time Clock Reduces Contact Spread of Germs and Viruses 

The obvious benefit is that having fewer people touching the clock reduces the spread of germs and viruses like Coronavirus. Yet contactless time clocks go further than that. 

One of the other safety benefits of a swipe-and-go time clock is that it speeds up the punch process, which also helps minimize the transmission of COVID-19. With a faster punch process, groups of workers don't congregate around the time clock. Short lines and small crowds around the time clock improve social distancing, which reduces the likelihood of COVID-19 spreading among workers.  


Happy Workers = Productive Workers 

Stress takes its toll, and broad health concerns have increased pressure on us all. A contactless time clock tells workers that your company is serious about protecting worker safety. Employees also appreciate a fast, simple time clock punch process, and not just for health reasons. 

All workers are acutely aware of the time they spend transitioning to and from work. That's the time that's not on their paychecks, but is an inevitable part of life. The degree to which an employer can reduce that extra time, the happier workers are—for example, saving them from having to wait in line 10 minutes to clock in or not being able to walk out the door until 20 minutes after a shift ends. 

And untroubled workers boost your bottom line. Happiness research found that happier people are 12% more productive. 

A worker's happiness impacts how engaged they are in their work. It's challenging to find a dedicated worker who isn't also happy at work. Think of worker happiness as an indicator of engagement. Gallup's extensive research tells us that an engaged team experiences 70% fewer safety incidents. 


Going Contactless is Easy 

Converting your ATS time clock into contactless time clocks is easier than you'd imagine. You don't even have to get new time clocks. The ATS team is here to help you out. 

If your company wants to create a contactless experience for your employees, let us know. One of our account experts will get in touch to answer all your questions and get you on the way to bringing contactless timekeeping to your organization.  


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