Reasons You’re Facing Obstacles When Implementing A Time Clock App
Monday, 16 November 2020

So you think you’ve found the best time clock app for your business, but you are struggling with implementing it and using it as efficiently as possible. You are not alone. Countless companies before yours have struggled with this same problem. The good news is that these same businesses have found ways to address implementation issues resulting in a more streamlined and efficient time tracking process.

Let’s take a look at just a few common obstacles businesses have run into while implementing a time clock app.
 
 

Time tracking information is inaccurate.

 
One of the reasons businesses invest in a time clock app is so that employee work hours are more accurate. Yet here you are, finding that employee time tracking information is not as precise as you’d hoped. The truth is, time tracking data can only be accurate if you're taking advantage of advanced time tracking features and your employees understand the importance of tracking their work hours down to the minute.
 
Employees often think that a time keeper app is implemented so that an employer can spy on them while they're at work and micromanage them. You know this isn't true, but have you cleared that up with your employees? Have you told them you want to implement a modern time and attendance app to ensure their work hours are accurate and that they are paid on time, every time? If not, this can be a huge motivator to adopt a new tool with minimal pushback.
 

The time clock app is not user-friendly.

 
You've spoken to your employees and have found that they don't enjoy using the app because it is too difficult. While you may have done your research to ensure that the time clock app can meet your business needs, did you look into how easy it is to use from the employee perspective?
 
This is a common issue that most businesses run into when implementing a timesheet management app. They focus on how the solution can work from a managerial perspective but often neglect the employee’s perspective. Unfortunately, there is no easy way around this problem as you can’t change how user-friendly a solution is. Instead, you need to revisit whether or not the time clock you chose can benefit your business at every level, and if it’s easy to use.
 

Employees are hesitant to use the app.

 
We touched briefly on this earlier, but it’s important enough to mention it again. Across the board, employees are hesitant to adopt new tools no matter the purpose of the tool. Humans are creatures of habit, and when a new process, strategy, or solution is introduced to them, there is an immediate concern.
 
The good news is that this is an easy issue to address. Employees just want some peace of mind that the time clock app won’t be a nuisance or negatively impact their job. You can provide them with that peace of mind by pointing out how they can benefit from the solution. This could include more control over their own time, less micromanaging, and more accurate paychecks.
 

Not enough testing was done.

 
Before implementing any tool, adequate testing needs to be done by your team members from every level. Without proper testing, you can run into significant unexpected issues. This alone can destroy your implementation plan and make employees question your decision-making abilities.
 
If you’re finding that you don’t fully understand your time clock solutions capabilities, then it may be time to go back to the drawing board and start trialing different options. Proper testing is the only surefire way to ensure that your team time tracking implementation plan goes on without a hitch.
 

Final Thoughts.

 
Investing in an employee time clock app is one of the best ways to ensure that your employees’ work hours are being tracked down to the minute and that they’re being paid for that time. They will be using the solution day in and day out, so it’s crucial to get them on board during the implementation process. Once you’ve done that, it will be smooth sailing.
 
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