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What is ‘buddy punching’ and how to prevent it?

19th Jul 2011
Marketing Mitrefinch
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Jane (on the phone): Mark! I’m stuck in a massive traffic jam again! Please clock me in!

Mark: No worries Jane. I’ll do it for you now!

20 minutes later (in the office)…

Jane: Thanks Mark! I can’t afford to be late!

Mark: Not a problem Jane. Anytime!

Do you think that your business may have a problem with ‘buddy punching’?

Learn how to prevent it!

Clocking in for other colleagues or ‘buddy punching’ adds thousands of unearned pounds to your payroll costs each year!

It’s a common problem in companies where employees use swipe cards, tags or proximity cards to clock in.

While your staff may have found a way to cheat your current time management system, switching to a biometric time and attendance solution can eliminate buddy punching and time theft within your organisation once and for all.

Biometric Time Clocks (also known as Fingerprint Readers) guarantee that your employees must be present to clock in/out of work. With the touch of a finger, they can quickly log and verify their attendance, instantly improving the accuracy of your attendance records.

By eliminating ‘buddy punching’, you will notice a significant reduction in payroll and overhead costs and a subsequent increase in employee productivity. In addition, Biometric Time Clocks can bring extra security to your business by ensuring that imposters cannot force their way onsite.

Biometric clocking could also help you teach a lesson to employees who are constantly late!

You can set up a rule in the Mitrefinch Biometric Time and Attendance System saying that if a person arrives late to work by 7 minutes, the system will round that figure up and 15 minutes pay will be reduced from their final salary.

Are you already starting to imagine how much money this option could save you?

If yes, then don’t hesitate any longer and  visit our website  to learn more.


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By rcl
18th Sep 2011 21:36

I thought this was going to be an act of violence.

Years ago, many many many years ago, I was an engineer for a telecoms company that serviced telephone, fire alarms and time control systems.

Every so often, I'd have to replace the glass on an old fashined 'clocking in' clock, because someone had arrived late, smashed the glass in the belief that moving the hands moved the time on the punch wheels too. It didn't.

I believe that employees in some factories used to take it in turns to take days off, clocking each other in for their shifts, or getting the night shift to clock someone off so they'd get overtime, then doing the same on the change back to the day shift.

And when my father worked in a glass factory, he saw a truck coming in with one number plate, and going out with another, all to fool the weighbridge.

There are no new ideas...

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By timeero
20th Jun 2017 17:59

Buddy punching is actually a very serious problem. A lot of businesses lose money paying for "invisible employees". There's this article that talks about how to prevent it.

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