How T&A Systems Can Help Employers Understand Their Staff

According to a recent article, studies have shown that UK workers are working an additional 20 days per year by skipping all or some of their lunch breaks. This article explains how Time and Attendance systems can utilise employees’ free time while helping employers understand their staff’s daily routine.

The average employee currently takes just 28 minutes for their lunch breaks, six minutes fewer than the average of 34 minutes in 2017, as stated by Workthere. Over the course of a year, UK workers are losing out on 8,320 minutes (around 20 days) based on an eight-hour day with an hour-long lunch break. The number of employees that skip their lunch breaks also has risen since 2017 to an average of 1.5 days per week.

Women have been found to skip more lunch breaks per month than men do, while male workers spend more time socialising with other colleagues on their lunch break than women do.

How a time and attendance system can help

Installing a time and attendance system allows you to find out where your employees fall into these statistics, while gaining a better understanding of their routine. A t&a system by the likes of Tensor will allow you to keep an accurate record of your employees’ clockings while ensuring they can take their full breaks – maximising productivity.

Going one step further, Tensor’s Biometric Time and Attendance systems are simple to use, innovative and designed for the working environment. These all-in-one, affordable, IP enabled recording workstations incorporate: job booking, job costing, labour hours analysis and security management including quality CCTV playback. The state of the art system will dramatically improve your HR and security management with features that give you irrefutable control over time and attendance.

This accurate, live tracking allows line managers or HR departments to notice quickly when an employee is not utilising their free time – and can be addressed for their benefit.

Expert management, but giving employees freedom

Tensor also offers unrivalled time and attendance software – the Self Service Module (SSM)  is a web-based application that allows enrolled employees to clock ‘in’ or ‘out’ of their shift and book themselves ‘on’ or ‘off’ the fire evacuation list and for lunch breaks. The SSM may also be used by employees to request new periods of absence, cancel pending absence requests or cancel approved absence requests that have not yet occurred. Requests can also be made to add missed clockings, amend or delete clockings made in error.

Not only are you able to keep a record of your employees activities; they have the flexi-freedom and trust they require to get their work done. An ideal modern age solution to working life post-Covid.

If you would like more information on any of our time and attendance solutions, or if you would like to inquire for a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly sales team today who is ready to help.