How Do I Get My Employees to Track Time?
Part 2 of 2: From the Employees Point of View
It can be difficult to implement time tracking in the business world. Employees can wonder ‘what’s in it for me?’ To get employees to use something every day, they need to feel empowered by it. So, shift the tone from the outset when it comes to the adoption of new technology. It’s not about an employer micro-managing. It’s about creating freedom for staff. And about getting rid of time wasters and enabling staff to focus on what they’re good at – their jobs.
At TSheets, we spark love between employees and time tracking. In fact, it’s in our brand DNA. We love employees. And they love us back. Here’s why.
Time tracking has amazing side effects. When it’s easy to clock in and out, no matter where you are, employees have more flexibility while still staying accountable to project managers and co-workers. So, with cloud-based time management from TSheets, working from home or on the road is now totally manageable. It’s where freedom meets responsibility.
Tracking time to specific projects, job codes or clients, with the ability to take notes, open the door to a more realistic way of viewing the working day. If someone is overloaded or if a project is taking more time than anticipated, expectations can shift in real time. The ability to accurately track how long a job takes is the best way to forecast – and ultimately ease tension between managers and team members. This sets the employee up for success, time and time again.
Productivity means respect.
Time tracking ends boss check-ins and co-worker interruptions through better transparency. The TSheets Who’s Working feature opens the door to a productivity portal. When employees can see who else is on the clock and what they’re working on, they get the gist of the big picture, bolstering motivation. It streamlines workflows, sometimes organically. Best of all, when employees have paid time off, they can show that too, and get contacted less from the office when at home. Bonus.
Get employees on board
TSheets offers a free two-week trial. So sign up now, then ask key staff members to join one of our free webinars. Once they learn TSheets, they’ll love it. Our customer service team will go above and beyond in those crucial early stages to make it easy for everyone.