The Natural Post-Pandemic Replacement for Fingerprint Time Clocks
Efficient management of employee time clocking is not a new problem. Whether it’s confirming which workers are on a factory floor, handling food on a farm, or who’s on shift for a call center, knowing who’s working and how much time they’ve worked is essential for business operations.
Accuracy in Time Tracking and Verification
Physical time cards are plagued with problems, including how easy they are to fudge, lose, or for your friend to clock in or out for you (i.e. “buddy punching”). On top of that, processing tens or hundreds of physical time cards is enormously time consuming for your finance team, costing your business even more money in terms of overhead to manage the problem. Buddy punching is an issue in terms of time theft, but has potentially further reaching issues as well. Not enough of a certain team available on the sales floor, not enough people on hand to cover breaks, or not enough or the wrong ratio of staff to comply with safety regulations are all valid reasons you schedule your employees to work the shifts you do.
Using an employee number and password is one way to attempt to guard against time theft, as well as placing the time clock prominently by the manager’s office for them to keep an eye on who’s punching in and out. These methods are archaic and outdated; not to mention, sharing the password for your employee number is not all that much harder than sharing the employee number to start.
Fingerprint Time Clocks Have Had Their Day
In an effort to solve the accurate time clocking plus accurate employee verification issue, many employers have taken to using fingerprint time clocks. While they accomplished what was needed, they still took time, often got dirty, and now with a pandemic to worry about, the shared fingerprint surface is a major germ hazard.
Facial recognition can be used in a privacy-minded fashion, authenticating your employees as they clock in or out without storing their personal information with the biometric template. You can learn more about facial recognition and its use in these types of applications here.
Or you could leverage one of the other sanitary biometric authentication methods out there, such as voice or palm.
GoVerifyID Workforce allows you to leverage facial recognition in a fast, secure way, checking those who walk up to the camera against your enrolled employees to clock in. Our system is able to use rapid 1:N matching to check if a given user is actually in the system, while simultaneously running Biointellic for confirmation of liveness and accuracy.
Your employees experience the clock-in process as walking up to the camera, glancing at it, and being clocked in or out. The enrolled biometric template is stored separately from any personally identifiable information, and we have robust systems in place so no matter the specifics of the privacy law, we can tell you what’s stored and delete some or all data on request.
GoVerifyID Makes It Easy
While some systems require you to completely overhaul your hardware and software, GoVerifyID integrates easily with your existing time clock system via API. Because GoVerifyID is also completely hardware agnostic, you can integrate it with your existing hardware or cameras with ease.
Additionally, GoVerifyID can be used for more than just your time clock systems. Enable multi-factor authentication for other integrated systems, such as accessing records in your CRM, transferring money, or printing HIPAA-protected documents. By integrating into your existing systems with GoVerifyID, you can dramatically increase your security without altering your staff’s workflows.
If anything, GoVerifyID Workforce can make your enterprise more efficient.
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