In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, businesses along with employers have been required to adapt. Employees have now set up remote work stations in their homes in an effort to keep businesses running as effectively and smoothly as possible. This has without a doubt brought about a new set of concerns for management, suddenly the office space has shifted to the very same place where employees usually unwind.
Employers that weren’t properly geared up for remote work may have found the shift to be disrupting, with a leading concern being how to track the employees’ working hours. An issue which has been faced by industries who have staff on the move for quite a while. Are employees clocking in on time and are they physically where they are meant to be?
The change has also been challenging on employees, where the dynamic between work-life balance has become increasingly more blurred. The act of clocking in and out helps in drawing a clear line between work and personal time. This can help individuals focus better during working hours and relax once they clock out in the evenings.
Start and end times are not the only thing management should be monitoring, it is important to ensure that employees are taking their breaks and getting time away from their desks. It is very easy to get carried away when working from the comfort of your own home. Encouraging staff to clock in and out for break time reminds individuals to step away from their desks and avoid burnout.
Now that we are entering a post-COVID scenario, whilst we hope to see many offices retain a remote working option for employees many individuals will be returning to the office on a regular basis. The pandemic has brought about a shift in people’s awareness when it comes to germs and businesses should be taking all the necessary precautions to avoid contamination and facilitate a clean and safe environment. Fingerprint clockings are no longer a safe and sanitary option and contactless solutions such as face recognition hardware can be an ideal upgrade.
At Shireburn we prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our staff and we want to help you do the same. Find out more about how our mobile solution can help your team and stay tuned for further updates as we roll out alternative contactless hardware solutions.
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