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5 Minutes Matter – Minimising time theft


Time theft is widespread across virtually all industries. This is the unethical practise of not working during paid work time, and thus receiving money for doing nothing Behaviours leading to time theft Buddy punching (recording incorrect arrival and/or departure times thanks to a co-worker clocking in or out for them) Taking longer breaks and lunches […]

Visitor Management Software Update


We believe in offering our customers the best quality products and services that we can, so we are constantly looking for enhancements to be made to our software, as well as incorporating customer requests wherever possible. The most recent update to our Self Service Visitor Management app (available for iOS and Android) extends the ability […]

Accommodating remote workers is vital


More and more workplaces are needing to grapple with the additional needs of remote workers, as that option becomes steadily more popular. Over the last ten years, the number of UK workers moving into remote working positions has increased by almost 250,000 according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). This has prompted a shift […]

Problems of Presenteeism


Absenteeism is a well-known problem for employers, and has probably been so for as long as the concept of employment has existed. For example, there is an Ancient Egyptian document from more than three thousand years ago which lists which workers are absent due to illness! Unplanned absences disrupt the workforce, can cause rota difficulties […]

Importance of monitoring sickness absences


The accurate monitoring of sickness absences is vital in any workplace. This means something more ‘track-able’ than a phone-call, or an email to their line manager. Having reliable data allows employers to recognise any developing patterns, or unbalanced amounts of sickness absences. It is important not to immediately jump to negative conclusions if you discover […]

Five Uses of Biometrics


Biometrics are measurements and/or calculations of the human body, used to identify people. There are many different types of biometrics, as there are many parts of the human body which can uniquely identify you. Most of the common ones are: fingerprints, iris recognition, voice recognition, hand geometry. There is a more complex type of biometric […]

Bringing annual leave procedures up to date


With the summer holiday season well and truly approaching, your company might already have fallen foul of the many problems caused by out-of-date and inefficient holiday booking procedures. Annual leave entitlement A common problem from inexperienced companies without a specialised HR and accounts system is problems working out what the holiday entitlement is for their […]

Over 75% of UK’s tech specialists ready to go abroad for work, new survey finds


An overwhelming majority of technology specialists currently working in the UK would be willing to move abroad in search for work should the conditions on the local market worsen or should they be offered better growth opportunities and packages, a recent survey has been able to suggest. The largest ever global study of tech and […]

EU countries must ensure all companies start to use time and attendance systems


There has been an important follow-up on a piece of news we previously covered. A few weeks ago, we talked about the Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice, and his opinion that EU employers “must keep records of the exact hours worked by their full-time employees.” The European Union Court of Justice […]