We don't have to lie to ourselves, a paper invoice can handle a lot and any extra minute spent doing nothing will be lost in it like nothing. But if you were to add up all the wasted minutes, you would arrive at a surprising number. You will find that fictitious working hours or unnecessary overtime are costing you a fortune.
You will solve the problem with inaccuracies in the attendance record of your employees within a few days. All you have to do is to abandon the classic work timesheets and introduce electronic attendance records in your company. After arriving at the construction site, the worker registers his arrival in the mobile application, during working hours he also records his breaks and, of course, his departure.
After the introduction of electronic attendance records, the whole process will become more transparent, faster and simpler at the same time. At the same time, the company and the construction manager get an overview of the working hours of individual employees in real time. They know how many people were on the construction site that day and what they were doing.
The traditional paper sheeting system is still used on most buildings. In practice, it often works in such a way that the partner writes down the hours of his people in the shift book, and then hands it over to the construction manager. He has no chance to realistically find out if all the given times fit exactly, i.e. arrivals and departures of individual employees. In this raw form, the construction manager then hands over all the papers to the company's management as a basis for wages or reimbursement of hours through staffing agencies.
It is common practice and a kind of "principle of solidarity" among the workers that the partner enters 8 or more hours in the paper records for everyone, even if they were on the construction site for a shorter time. If you start using the Stavario system in your company, which has an online attendance system implemented in addition to the construction diary, everything will change. You may be surprised how the recorded hours in the electronic attendance system will differ from the data from paper time sheets.
You may be thinking that an electronic attendance record system cannot prevent dishonesty by individuals. However, our system for construction companies also takes this into account and tries to suppress any circumvention of the system as much as possible.
After arriving at the workplace, the worker clicks arrival on his phone, the application takes a photo of him, and in addition to the exact time, he also records the GPS coordinates. The same happens when leaving the building. It cannot happen that an employee clicks to leave work only when he is already on his way home. The online attendance system will detect such abuse.
It is not always the workers themselves who are behind the misuse of paper attendance records. Unfortunately, the shichtovnice passes through the hands of many people, so anyone can do dog pieces with them, even construction managers who agree with craftsmen. In the past, there have been many cases where construction managers agreed with the bosses of staffing agencies and added several fictitious workers every month. The construction manager has an overview of the profit of the construction, so he can "tunnel" the company in this way as well.
In the case of electronic attendance, there is no such risk. Everyone registers their own attendance and takes a picture with their mobile phone upon arrival. The information then travels directly to a secure online system that you can access from anywhere.
You don't want to be too hard on your employees and think that one extra minute of overtime won't kill you? Imagine that one of your craftsmen records 10 minutes more than he actually works every working day. Minute to minute, that makes over 3 hours of overtime in a single month!
The more employees you have in the construction company, the more you lose. In a company with tens or hundreds of employees, such behavior becomes really expensive. It is therefore no surprise that after the introduction of electronic attendance records, the costs of wages will be reduced by a few percent.
How to solve the problem of paying a lot of extra overtime? All you have to do is establish the exact working hours "from - to" in your company, and any overtime reserved for specific work will be dealt with individually by agreement. Look no further than that.
Try for yourself how the running of your company will become simpler and clearer after the introduction of an online construction diary and electronic attendance records. The Stavario platform is at your disposal for free for 14 days, so you can try its operation in practice without any additional expenses. When you find out how much time and money the system will save you, we believe that you will start using it to the full in your company, including all its other advantages, such as an online construction diary or property monitoring.