4 Tips for Implementing an Automated Timesheet
With seemingly countless time-tracking applications, most of which are free and not incredibly efficient. Here are our pro-tips for choosing and implementing automated timesheets in your workplace:
1. Set a budget. do your research.
Many time-tracking applications are free. Unfortunately, these are the ones you should avoid as they are not fully equipped with features and generally lack integration capabilities. We believe it is best practice to determine a budget before doing your research. And when doing your research, consider your expectations and the needs of your team.
Once you’ve found an application you want to use, or at least a shortlist, check out online reviews.
2. Communicate Effectively
Employees may resist change for a variety of reasons, one common being that they are kept in the dark about decisions that directly affect them. Poor communication leads to trust issues and in the long run can lead to negative attitudes towards things that are intended for good. It is a human truth that people want to contribute and give their opinion.
We recommend being candid and open with your teams about upcoming changes, especially when these changes directly affect the way they work. In addition, it is advisable that you create space for giving and considering feedback and input.
3. Offer Training
It is important that everyone is on the same page and feel confident in their ability to use the software you choose. After all, timesheet automation is going to make things easier for your employees and eliminate the stress of manual timesheet systems.
Fortunately, the automated time tracking system is incredibly easy to use and your team should be able to integrate this new system into daily operations after a simple demo or training session.
4. Follow Up
Once your new time-keeping system has been implemented and has been running for a month or two, conduct staff feedback sessions. That way, you can get input directly from your employees and find out how they’ve impacted the system on things like employee efficiency, company culture, and payroll. Make necessary adjustments after this meeting.