How do you track the time of your employees? With a first-in and last-out system? Well, that’s perfect for most employees, not all employees. There are times when you want to calculate the actual time spent at work. Not sure what that means? Let’s look at these examples.
Imagine your employee comes to work at 9 a.m. and realises he needs to head back home for an emergency. He attends to his emergency chores and comes back at 2:00 p.m. He finishes his work day at 6:00 p.m. and punches out on the attendance system. With the first-in and last-out system, you would see full-day attendance, even when he wasn’t in for half-day. That’s not what you want.
How can Truein help?
Truein face attendance can track every in and every out in the system and can be configured to calculate time between them. For example, when the employee comes in at 9:00 a.m. and leaves at 9:15 a.m., only 15 minutes get counted. When he is back at 2:00 p.m., the time count starts again. What’s more? An Admin in the Truein portal can override the system calculations if the manager decides to allow a paid time-off. And the logs of the ins and outs stay in the system, always. So if you need an audit trail, you are covered.
Imagine a sales representative moving from one area to another to complete his sales calls. He may mark his attendance at the office in the morning, but end his day with a punch at the distributor’s office in another location. Will the system be able to reconcile his attendance marks at different locations? If not, he may be marked absent and will lose his day’s pay. The situation gets even more complicated if he marks attendance from the Mumbai office for half a month and remaining time from the Chennai office.
How can Truein help?
Truein can be configured to create multiple site points - one at head office and another at distributor’s office. Attendance at any location will be counted and used for the purpose of compiling work hours. Truein in one-system with the flexibility to have multiple site points with their own rules. If there are site points across regions - Mumbai and Chennai for instance, each site can have their own set of holidays, sick leave rules or overtime compliances. The admin does not have to do any manual reconciliation. The system tracks all site points and compiles reports.
Diverse system for your diverse needs
Configure the Truein face attendance system to match the unique needs of your organization. Customise the system for every branch, every region, every department based on what your system or employees needs are. You don’t have to have one rule - First in, last out for everyone. And you don’t have to do manual tallies across regions. Let Truein intelligently handle it for you! Enjoy the power of attendance automation.
When a company decides to install an attendance system, their choices include a hardware based card swipe system, a hardware based thumb attendance system and a hardware based face recognition system. None of those present a practical, low maintenance and quick implementation design.
Truein has revolutionized this industry but introducing a leading edge technology - HardwareLESS face attendance. It has been adopted by more than 150 brands like Godrej, Titan, PC Jewellers, Bajaj Allianz and 1mg.
Switching from a Thumb Biometric device to Truein Face based Attendance Software is definitely a huge advantage and has brought satisfaction to our 400+ employees who start each day with a “Selfie”!
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Why does Truein win over the other hardware-based systems?
|Points of Consideration||Truein||Other hardware based attendance systems|
|How does it work?||It can work with any tablet or mobile. Simply download the app and get going.||They require specific hardware which works only with their system|
|What are the upfront device costs?||You can install one tablet at every premise or you can ask the employees to use their own phone. So the costs are negligible to nil.||You need to buy their hardware for every premise.|
|What are the entry barriers?||You can start off in one day, practically. There are no major installations required. It is like installing an app and using a web-based dashboard.||You would need to purchase the hardware and wait for it to get installed. If you have the attendance hardware of your old system, it has to be discarded for a new one by the new vendor.|
|What are the exit barriers?||You don’t have any hardware to discard. You can move on easily.||You have to think about return on investment of your hardware and wait for a reasonable period before you think of system or vendor change.|
|What are the lifetime hassles?||You have to incur no maintenance cost. The software upgrades are included in your license. Any issues with the tablet or mobile can be easily troubleshooted. It requires only Android or iOS knowledge.||You have to maintain the hardware through an annual maintenance contract. If the system is not working, you have to wait for the service manager to visit the premises and fix it.|
|What are the offline capabilities?||Truein works online as well as offline. In case there is no internet, data gets synced up later. Even remote shops or offices can use Truein without any hassle.||Most of them work only online.|
|What are the reporting capabilities?||Truein gives daily updates on SMS and mobile dashboard to all managers and admin. There is a live dashboard for instant actions.||Most of them require manual calculations at month-end for a clear view of the attendance statistics.|
|What are the technology advantages?||Truein face recognition system is AI-powered and is benchmarked with eyes. It can recognize with 100% accuracy even when facial features change.||Non-recognition errors are very common. Lack of accuracy and reliability gives rise of parallel systems like manual registers.|
The bottom line
Truein brings you new-age technology with practically no lead time to start and hassle-free lifetime satisfaction. Many leading brands have moved from other biometric systems to the Truein advantage
The COVID Pandemic situation made us switch to new normal in many ways and one of them was switching from Biometric attendance system to touchless attendance system. We enquired with many vendors and suppliers for such products and finally we opted for Truein – Touchless Face based attendance system for our Shindewadi plant. The system support, software and product all are inline with our needs and expectations. Thank you Team Truein for the support and expecting similar experience in future.
Truein’s support team is fast, friendly and always available to help you through a smooth on-boarding. Request a demo to get started.
If you run an organization that requires workers to come in at different shifts, it can be a hassle to track their shifts and attendance. Often the HR or admin department uses a manual register to allocate shifts - morning, evening, general and so on. Staff often changes their shift based on personal situations too. It is difficult to sync that with attendance machines and there is a manual reconciliation required at the end of the month. The entire process is tedious and cumbersome, to say the least.
If you’ve been suffering from this, you will be delighted to find an easy and technological solution.
Upgrade to Truein shift scheduling
The Truein face attendance system comes with a powerful web dashboard and advanced shift scheduling features. Here is how it works:
- The admin can upload a spreadsheet with shift details for the entire staff in one go in the Truein dashboard
- Alternatively, the admin can assign shifts individually to every worker from the web dashboard
- The workers’ face attendance everyday will get mapped against their allocated shift
- It is also possible to schedule shifts automatically based on attendance. In other words, if a worker punches attendance during general shift timings, the system will automatically assign general shift to him.
Get the Truein job mapping feature
If you activate job mapping, every worker will have to select his job ID at the time of attendance. If his job ID gets wrongly selected, the admin will have the rights to change it from the web dashboard. This ensures attendance is linked to job IDs.
Why should you link an attendance system with shift scheduling and job mapping features?
Make it fool-proof: An attendance system has critical records about a worker’s in-time, out-time, hour clocked, leaves, overtime and so on. It is important from a compliances stand point and also from remuneration point of view. It should not be left to manual syncs and reconciliations. When you automate everything, you can be assured of an audit trail too.
Make it convenient: It is easy for everyone to view their allocated shifts through the Truein face attendance system. The admins can focus on the more important tasks and let Truein automatically allocate shifts or track assigned shifts.
Get powerful analytics: When you do job mapping and shift scheduling through the attendance system, you are recording critical data on a daily basis. It builds into our powerful analytics and reports. You can see insights around:
- How many workers are coming in their allocated shifts?
- Which shifts have least or most attendance?
- Which shifts have overtime issues?
- Which worker or department needs to be appreciated or warned?
All of it can be viewed in real-time by the employer as well as the workers in the web dashboard or the mobile dashboard. Critical decisions need not wait until the end of the month; the organization can be more agile.
Meet compliance standards: Time tracking is an important legal requirement as well. Compensation may vary depending on shifts - night workers may have higher hourly pay for instance. The overtime rates may also vary based on shifts - weekend rates may be higher. All of this can be managed from one powerful Truein system. The time and location stamps are tamper-proof. They are not dependent on the user’s system but on our servers. So, they can be used for all audits.
Never again go the manual way
Truein face attendance system has been tried and tested by big brands across the country with large shift-based staff. We’ve fine-tuned the system through many years to make it powerful and useful. Experience the power of linking everything - face attendance, time-tracking, overtime compliances, shift scheduling, job mapping, leave management and more.
It can all be exported into one master sheet which can feed into your remuneration and audit reports.
Got questions? Schedule a demo with our team and experience Truein first-hand.
One advantage of face recognition attendance system is ‘automation’. All data gets synced back in real-time, churning reports that can go straight into salary calculations and other reporting.
Is that really practical? Can you actually do that without the need for manual overrides and physical syncs? After all, there are so many exceptions – branch wise holidays, employee wise weekly offs and so on.
Well, we worked on all those exceptions and made them a rule within our employee attendance app. You can define all these unique possibilities and automate practically 100%.
Let’s look into top 5 such compliances
Top face attendance automations
Assign weekly off
While most of your employees may have Saturday and Sunday as weekly off, there would be contract workers or shift employees with different week offs. It is particularly true for call centers, plant operations or retail stores.
How would the system know if an employee is absent or just has a weekly off? You get to define it. You can define employee categories (full time, part-time, contract, temporary, factory etc.) and then assign specific weekly offs for them.
Of course, you can do it at an individual level or as a bulk action – either ways weekly offs can be taken care of easily.
Define public holidays
In case of multinational organizations, the geography of the branch office defines the public holidays. For instance, an office in Maharashtra may have a public holiday on Uttaran. However, a branch in Kerela may have a public holiday on Onam instead.
These differences don’t have to be manually entered. Each branch can be defined as a separate site with its own set of public holidays and other rules.
Set workhour calculations
Are your salary calculations dependent on total hours clocked by the employee? There are several ways organizations can calculate it and it is possible to define your own rules.
You can set the system in a way that it uses the ‘First in, Last out’ rule to report total hours clocked. Alternately, the system can calculate the actual time based on every single in and every single out.
Either ways, it is easy to spot outliers who have too many outs or break-time. You can go a step further and define all days with less than 5 hours as part-time.
If you have workers who get daily wages or whose renumeration is calculated ‘per hour’, you might have to pay them overtime for every extra hour. It is a common practice in factories and even BPOs or Government organizations.
Even this can be automated using a simple toggle (on/off) for each of the below pre-defined rules
- Above 9 hours in a day to be auto added as overtime
- Consecutive 7th day of work to be auto added as overtime (public holiday not counted)
- Work hours on public holiday will be added to overtime
- Overtime apply only when OT is more than 30 minutes
- Work hours on weekly off will be added to overtime
If you would like to apply these rules to only a specific set of employees, you can segregate them by categories and tick or untick ‘apply overtime’ on relevant categories.
Would you like to restrict entry to employees who are not wearing mask? Truein face recognition attendance system is geared to identify masks on their faces. It will deny entry in case attendance is marked without it.
There are other Covid compliances also. They can be activated in the form of a quick survey to include questions like – are you experiencing any symptoms, did you travel anywhere etc.
When convenience meets compliance
Truein has always had its ears to the ground. We release a new upgrade almost every month, resulting in over hundred features in the last four years. Objective? Ease the life of our HR colleagues so they can focus on the most crucial tasks.
They are legal mandatories which take days to reconcile and are mostly done manually even today. Is it time to upgrade? A lot of productive manhours are wasted on clerical work which can be easily assigned to AI & automation.
Make your attendance system practically 100% automated to save time and effort, whilst taking care of all compliances.
India is about to make a staggering lockdown exit with Unlock 1.0, there are few rules that have to be kept in mind for safer work conditions. Offices can be the hotbeds for the growth and spread of viruses in general, infecting many in a short span of time. Social distancing and sanitising are still of utmost importance, even after the exit. Offices are now allowed to reopen from the 8th of June with 10% workforce. Here are two questions, will employees feel safe to use the biometric attendance system? Will the HR administrate be able to register attendance manually all the time?
It is important for you to understand that being prepared and cautious is now a part of your daily routine. As many states - Delhi Government being the first to pass the rule of suspending biometric systems, we bring Truein face attendance and visitor management system.
Truein understands the importance of unaffected productivity and thus it replaces the fingerprint biometric system with face recognition attendance. This keeps your hygiene on fleek and helps in avoiding infection of your employees. It is completely touchless and is now a must in your office.
Features of Truein that will be befitting to your office:
A tablet is placed at reception or mounted at the entrance gate. As a visitor or employee walks towards it, face recognition is auto-triggered and attendance is recorded without any human contact. It is a secure way of recording accurate attendance and can be run on any device without the hassle of additional hardware. It is quick and mobile as it used top-notch technologies like geofencing attendance and face recognition to create real-time reports with its powerful admin dashboard.
A seamless experience for your visitors as well, Truein is truly a masterpiece that your office needs now. Explore many more features that will help you get back to work with better productivity and safety. We’ve got you covered as we approach the Un- Lockdown!