As a business owner theft is always a fear; we put systems into place to prevent losses, but have you ever considered the theft that could be happening right in front of you? Hourly wage employees cost companies $400 billion annually in lost productivity. Whether it's punching in early, staying late, or stretching hours, employee time theft is a real issue faced by employers everywhere. If you’re dealing with hourly employees you may want to take a look at your current processes.
Is Your Software Doing Enough?
Perhaps you don’t even use a time & attendance software, or maybe you do, but it only requires a personal pin code to clock in and out, which, is likely going to be used against you. Listed below are the various forms of time tracking, along with a percentage of average time theft:
As a company that is perpetually seeking to make products highly usable, it’s natural that we would apply that same scrutiny to how we develop and implement our software. For the past few years, we’ve been exploring one specifically onerous aspect of usability: the ubiquitous pen and paper data and signature capture. Our clients are eager to ensure that our data capture methods are secure and compliant with regulations, which often makes hard copies seem like the best choice. However, paper necessitates transcribing data (and lugging pounds of paper around), which makes electronic data capture seem like a valuable route to explore. We sought a method of employing electronic data capture that was secure and usable for our clients.
The National Commission on Higher Education Attainment released its findings in April of 2012, addressing how faculty engagement with students can enhance retention and determination. It also highlighted the importance of faculty and student engagement and expressed an increased need for professional development opportunities that facilitate instructional proficiency using technology (Rhodes 2012).
Adding technology to an existing curriculum can have incredible benefits for both teachers and students. When used properly, online resources can increase student engagement, develop critical thinking skills, and help students collaborate more with their peers.