Comparison of manual attendance vs face attendance

Get over buddy punching at construction sites

Construction industry uses large scale manpower and has a unique challenge of dealing with the ever-changing contract staff attendance. We’ve helped construction companies get over their biggest bane with a practical solution, especially designed for them. 

The current attendance scenario in the construction industry

Construction companies would agree that there are no fixed sites. New sites come up and old ones close down all too often. It is not practical to install machines to track attendance. Manual attendance by the security guard is the most common practice. The result?

Buddy punching:

Who is signing attendance for whom? Nobody would ever know. The actual site may have ten people, but the company may be paying for twelve. Small leakages like these in the contract labour attendance results in big cheques and losses eventually. 

It can also have legal and security implications too as there is no real way of knowing who you are employing. 

Manual errors:

Even in a perfect world where everyone is honest and truthful at attendance time, there is scope for mistakes. There can be date errors or spelling errors. Contract labour may not be educated enough to realize it and it may go completely unnoticed. 

Reconciliation pain:

Manual attendance at the end of the day, week or month has to be converted into excels for payroll processing. It can be many days of unproductive work, further prone to errors. 

How can construction industry have better attendance monitoring?

Truein face attendance is one app with many solutions for the construction industry. Let’s break it down for simplicity.

Portability:

Your sites keep changing so you don’t have to invest in attendance infrastructure. Install any temporary stand to hold a tablet at the gate and let workers simply walk in using face attendance. Don’t have a closed gated site? Truein face attendance needs no hardware. It works on any Android or iOS mobile too. The security guard can be given a mobile to take face attendance of contract workers on site. 

No proxy:

What you see is what you get! A face recognition-based system cannot be fudged or overridden. Besides, Truein works in the most complex scenarios too:

  • Construction site has low-light or works in night shift? Our system works. 
  • Construction site is in a remote location with no internet? Truein works offline too. 

Truein works practically hundred percent of times so there is no scope for parallel systems like manual registers. 

Fast onboarding:

When you have contract staff that keeps changing every day, you cannot afford to have a slow or long onboarding system. How about a one-click system? The new joinee captures his face from the kiosk or mobile and his onboarding is completed. Every other detail like reporting manager, contractor agency, shift assignment etc. can be managed in our web dashboard later. 

Geo-fencing:

If you want to restrict the attendance of a worker to one site, you can do that using our technology. We allow you to fence the attendance by marking the GPS location. He can mark his attendance only within those geographical boundaries. 

All entries get stamped with location and time, so you have a verifiable audit trail at all times. 

Practically no-fuss, quick and accurate system is what we have to offer. 

What’s more? We have clients in the construction industry who have used our system for more than four years at multiple sites on a large scale. Tried and tested? You got it! 

Testimonial from a leading construction brand

Girish Nambalkar from SJ Contracts says, “Using a face attendance system at construction sites was a big challenge. Team Truein calmly understood our requirement and provided required customization too. Truein is an excellent solution. As of today, we are using Truein attendance system at our 22 sites. We found that Truein is more user-friendly and easier to use. The required reports ae also generated by the individual users irrespective of his location.”

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