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Employee Survey Feature for Small Businesses to Track Covid Symptoms
September 21, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
OnTheClock users will now have the opportunity to develop a survey that will be displayed to an employee during the time clock punch-in process to see if they are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. We ...
OnTheClock + hr360
OnTheClock Offers hr360 Free to Time Clock Users
September 14, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
OnTheClock Offers hr360 Free to Time Clock Users OnTheClock has partnered with hr360 by Zywave to provide time clock users with a complimentary HR software solution free of charge to help s...
Helpful tools for remote employees and employers
5 Essential Technologies for Remote Team Management
September 09, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Remote work has ramped up in many industries as companies encourage their teams to work from home and prevent potential spread of the virus. However, even before the pandemic, remote work was rising...
How to prevent employee burnout
How to Avoid Employee Burnout in Today’s Working Environments
September 01, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
It’s often said that a company is only as successful as the employees who work there, and that’s completely true. But it's important to keep in mind that employee burnout will help emplo...
How to hire an accountant
5 Must-Have Considerations to Remember When Hiring an Accountant
August 18, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
In today’s modern business world, hiring an accountant is one of the most important decisions you’re going to make. There’s the standard approach of getting an accountant who can h...
Effective time management recommendations
6 Effective Time Management Recommendations to Improve the Workplace
August 03, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
As a manager, one of your tasks is to bring the best out of your team. You are responsible for how your team performs and you need to coach them or give them tools to achieve the same. The average...
Helpful tips on how to perform an employee review
Practices to Write Employee Performance Reviews That Deliver Results
July 28, 2020 by OnTheClock Team
Employee performance reviews that give results? That’s probably an interesting phrase you don’t hear too often. Usually, an employee evaluation is used to check out where an employee is ...
Time management tips for summer businesses
5 Time Management Tips for Summer Business Owners
July 21, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
While this year may feel like a big blur, it is, in fact, summertime. For thousands of small business owners across the country, this is a unique time for them and their employees to make up the bus...
Vlookup Example
VLookups to Merge Spreadsheets to Send Paid Time Off (PTO) Balances
July 17, 2020 by Nicole Hullihen
Have you ever been looking at a spreadsheet and noticed you were missing a column or two of information that would make all the difference?  Then you notice that information is on another spreads...
Businesses coping with the new working norm
How Small Businesses Can Cope With The New Normal
July 13, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Firms that have invested in digital technologies find it much more comfortable to survive the global lockdowns that have forced their entire businesses into telecommuting. These organizations have c...
How employees can be productive and motivated
Productivity and Motivation Hacks for Remote Workers
July 01, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
With arguably the biggest global crisis in recent history, the way we work and live has flipped upside down. Hundreds of millions of employees around the world transferred from the usual office sett...
Dealing with stressed customers
7 Ways to Deal With Stressed Customers
June 11, 2020 by OnTheClock Team
There is a saying in consumer service that goes, “the customer is always right,” and having this mentality is important when doing business. There are times when customers have an attitu...
Boost work from home productivity
9 Tips for Productivity Boost While Working at Home
June 01, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Most office workers are dreaming about working from home. What’s not to like — working in your PJ’s, taking a break whenever you like, sitting on a couch, hanging out with your pet...
Prevent germs employee punch clock
Prevent The Spread of Germs When Employees Punch The Clock
May 20, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Keep your business safe by reducing the amount of germs your employees encounter when clocking in and clocking out with a mobile employee time clock app. OnTheClock provides safe alternatives for em...
How to prevent time theft from remote employees
Prevent Employee Time Theft While Working Remotely
May 11, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Many workplaces have switched to working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some for the first time. Working remotely can be difficult for anyone who has never done it. You need a dedica...
Microsoft Excel Pivot Table creation new sheet
Pivot Tables for Quick Paid Time Off (PTO) Summaries and Reports
May 06, 2020 by Nicole Hullihen
So it’s that time again to look at your spreadsheet export you may have pulled from a database or received in an email. Let’s say you ran your weekly export, opened the spreadsheet in Micr...
managing a remote team
How to Manage a High-Performing Remote Team
May 01, 2020 by OnTheClock Team
Is your team gearing up to become more remote? Due to the global outbreak of the covid-19 virus in early 2020, more workers than ever are working remotely. While urgent circumstances may be a less ...
employee engagement time tracking
How to Boost Employee Engagement Using Time Tracking Tools
April 14, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Today more than ever, organizations rely on engaged employees to thrive. It can take significant effort to get employees excited about their work. However, the payoff can be huge. Organizations with...
Irregular scheduling made easy
How to Make an Irregular Schedule Appealing to Employees
April 08, 2020 by OnTheClock Team
Workers who have irregular schedules may work varying day and night shifts. They may have an unpredictable number of hours they work each week; their shifts may change based upon company temporary n...
Transitioning to remote work
OnTheClock Switched to Remote Work in 24 Hours and Wants to Help Your Business Transition
March 26, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
With the Coronavirus COVID-19 sweeping through the United States and having a negative impact on businesses, OnTheClock has switched over to remote working during this pandemic. We took the time to ...
Time clock for staffing and temp companies
Time Tracking Solution For Staffing Companies
March 17, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Staffing and temp agencies face the struggle of not being able to track employee hours worked accurately. With the use of a modern time tracking system, staffing companies can conveniently and prope...
Employee GPS tracking map
How to Introduce Employees to GPS Tracking
February 27, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
Employee GPS tracking has been known to provide small businesses with many benefits. As a result of GPS tracking, you can expect to have an understanding where your employees are located when they a...
Introducing time tracking to employees
How to Introduce Time Tracking to Your Employees
February 19, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
As federal and state working laws are constantly changing, many companies are resorting to time tracking solutions for their employees' hours worked. It can be challenging for employers when introdu...
California overtime law and rules.
2020 California Overtime Law
January 20, 2020 by Tim Glendenning
How to calculate California’s overtime law and avoid legal issues.   What is The California Overtime Law and Requirements? California overtime is to be paid to nonexempt employees ...
Digital transformations in the workplace
Understanding and Managing the Risks of Workplace Digital Transformation
December 16, 2019 by OnTheClock Team
Digital transformation is well on its way to changing everything about doing business. It has been slowly recognized as an important enabler for innovations, as it gives businesses unmatched opportu...
Time Tracking For Accountants
OnTheClock For Accountants And Payroll Providers
November 02, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
All the free tools needed for independent accountants, bookkeepers and payroll providers who operate their own firm. This program is designed to improve the payroll processes by conveniently allowing ...
A time tracking solution for Intuit
Intuit Payroll Time Tracking Alternative
October 31, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
With the recent news of Intuit discontinuing their online time tracking services on October 31, 2019, many of their users will be looking for an alternative time tracking tracking service similar to...
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Management Skills - How to Successfully Lead and Manage a Team
September 05, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
Management skills are special abilities that only a few individuals possess and execute properly within an organization or establishment. Managers play an important role in building, maintaining and...
Alternative time clock to Tsheets
An Alternative Time Clock Similar to TSheets
August 29, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
With pricing playing a major factor for a small businesses to be successful, your employee time clock system should not be any different. Why pay more for your time tracking software when you don't ...
Time Management System for Employee Tracking
July 24, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
If you have come across this page then chances are you need to improve time management for your employees. You may be a business owner, manager, team leader or hold another position that is responsi...
timecard page
OnTheClock Is Getting A New Look
June 27, 2019 by Dean Mathews
Over the years we have added many useful features to OnTheClock, now we are improving the look and feel. These changes are similar to a time when you may have updated the look of your home! You m...
keeping track of time cards and payroll records
How Long Should Employers Keep Employees' Time Cards and Payroll Records
June 13, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
It is important for business owners to keep proper documentation of employee time cards and payroll records. In a world where employees come and go or get moved around within a company, tracking emp...
Woman teaching what a salary employee is
What is a Salaried Employee?
April 15, 2019 by OTC Team!
A salaried employee is any employee that receives a predetermined compensation each pay period.  Many employers choose this method to compensate their staff, but when is it right for you and...
Finding out the difference between gross pay and net pay
What is the Difference Between Gross Pay and Net Pay
March 18, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
You may have noticed two separate types of pay amounts listed on your paycheck; gross pay and net pay. The gross amount is higher than the net amount, but you’re not quite sure why. In this ar...
10 Effective Ways to Train a New Employee
March 06, 2019 by Christy Hopkins
Training a new employee the right way matters in many more ways than just having them start to be productive. The costs of not training your employees can add up quickly; from poor morale to lack of...
Time Tracking 101: Exempt vs Non-exempt Employees
February 27, 2019 by OTC Team
Time tracking is important for any business to be successful. It provides important details to ensure you’re compensating employees correctly, billing clients accurately, and hiring or schedul...
Letting Go - Employee Termination Letter Templates and How-To Guide
February 20, 2019 by 4 Point Consulting
While terminations are unpleasant, they are sometimes inevitable or necessary for the betterment of the company. This article will walk you through how to know when termination is the right option, ...
A Brief History Of The Time Clock
February 18, 2019 by Dean Mathews
Have you ever considered where the employee time clock comes from? Or why we have an eight-hour workday? Or why you still update employee hours in a spreadsheet? The very things we take for granted ...
Top 20 Employee Time Tracking Best Practices
February 13, 2019 by OTC Team
Most employers know why they need to track time (to make money and to pay people!)... but do you know how to make the most out of time tracking? Do you know how to get your employee base to follow y...
Unlimited PTO: The Ultimate Guide
February 06, 2019 by OnTheClock Team
Paid time off, or PTO, can be the biggest headache for a small business owner. Tracking it, coordinating work schedules, and forget it about holiday time. Many business owners are now balking the tr...
Setting up pay periods to mirror pay dates
How to Set Up Pay Periods to Work With Pay Dates
January 30, 2019 by Tim Glendenning
A pay period is a specified date range that an employer uses in the workplace to gauge employee hours worked in order to complete accurate payroll. A pay period can vary from weekly, bi-weekly, mont...
unused paid time off
How To Create A Paid Time Off Policy
December 13, 2018 by The OTC Team!
As your company expands and you add new employees, you may find yourself offering paid time off as a benefit to the people who work for you. Setting up a PTO plan isn’t hard, but it does include...
Do Employers Have to pay Employees if There is bad Weather
November 19, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
You should know your rights and obligations if your company faces inclement weather and causes operations to close for the day. Whether it be flooding, wildfires, natural disasters, snow, rain or ic...
The Michigan Earned Sick Time Law Simplified
November 16, 2018 by The OTC Team
If you are a Michigan employer you should have heard about the new sick time laws passed by the Michigan Legislature on Sept 5. 2018. On this date, Michigan became the 11th state to adopt mandatory ...
Is a 4 Day Workweek More Productive
October 19, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
You are starting to hear about it more and more. Companies shifting towards a four-day working week to improve employee productivity, create a better work-life balance, and reduce stress levels. But...
7 Reasons Why You Should Track Time at Work
October 02, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Whether you are an employee or a business owner, time tracking at work has many benefits. Freelancers have the ability to document the duration of time they spend on a project while employers can tr...
Employee Time Tracking For Nonprofits
October 01, 2018 by The OTC Team!
Here at OnTheClock, we operate an employee time clock system and love to give discounts to our nonprofit customers. Not for profit organizations such as churches, schools, charities, libraries & f...
Improve Your Productivity to be Better in the Workplace
September 28, 2018 by Laurie Larson
One of the worst feelings is making it to 5 o’clock and not being able to check off as many items on your to-do list as you wanted to. What’s even worse is clocking out of the office on...
Accurate Time Tracking is Vital for a Small Business
September 19, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
If you are a small business owner payroll and tracking employees’ time can be quite the task. You may be spending a lot of time calculating all of your time cards so everyone is paid accuratel...
Employee Engagement Stats New
The 2018 Concise Guide To Employee Engagement Statistics
August 29, 2018 by OTC Team!
As an employer, you should worry about how engaged your employees are. Employee engagement is a good metric for determining such things as how willing your staff are to stick around to help your org...
A time clock for accountants and payroll providers
A Time Clock Software for Accountants to Make Their Lives Easier
August 27, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
You are a busy accountant. You are crunching numbers all day, making phone calls to clients to gather accurate time cards, and the temptation to pull out your hair is becoming more of a reality ever...
Why it is Important for Nonprofits to Track Their Employees’ Time
August 07, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Nonprofits are generally ran and operated by great Humanitarians that are looking to make a change in the world. Some of these organizations have employees and do not properly track their time worke...
How To Get Employees To Remember To Clock In And Out
July 27, 2018 by The OTC Team!
You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. You can set up an easy and effective employee time clock, but you can’t guarantee that they will remember to clock in every da...
Does Multitasking benefit your business?
July 19, 2018 by Edward Wajer
We have all heard it before many times when someone says that they are great at multitasking.  But, are they really?    Human multitasking is a seeming human ability to perform m...
How to Prepare When Starting a New Job
July 16, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Punching the clock at a new job can cause a lot of different feelings and questions for employees. The first day at your new job is possibly the most important so it is completely normal to have the...
Do I Have to Pay When an Employee Forgets to Clock In?
July 10, 2018 by Dean Mathews
One of the biggest frustrations employers face is getting employees to clock in and clock out at work. This isn’t unique to small companies with new time management policies, either. Large bus...
5 Reasons why Your Small Business Should use Cloud Based HR Software
June 25, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
In a world where technology has given small businesses an advantage to improve their operations, profits, and time tracking, it’s a surprise that many companies are still not using cloud-based...
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Humor about Time and Clocks
June 21, 2018 by Edward Wajer
We get so busy with our work and personal lives that we get too serious. Sometimes we just need to get a little bit of humor to improve our mood. So is a time clock system so I thought ...
14 Tips For Managing American Millennial Employees
June 20, 2018 by OTC Team!
The term ‘millennials’ was coined by historians Neil Howe and William Strauss to refer to kids born between 1980 and 2000.  If you run a large business, then the chances are high th...
How to Stay Hydrated While On The Clock
June 06, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
With summer in full swing, it is important for employees who punch the clock and work outside to stay hydrated. Not only is it good for your work production, but it is also beneficial to your health...
Employee Time Clock Kiosk for Small Businesses
June 05, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Let’s face it, you’re a small business owner and you need to start tracking your employees’ time more efficiently, but you are not sure where to start. Maybe you want a modern time...
Why Sleep is Important
May 25, 2018 by Edward Wajer
Most people do not get enough sleep these days. We live in a society that burns the candle at both ends. People stay up long hours to study, work, or to have fun. People sacrifice sleep in order to ...
employee hiring for your business
How to Hire the Right Employee for Your Business
May 15, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
When advertising that your company is hiring a new employee for your small business you may have a lot of questions or concerns. Will my next employee punch the clock on time? How to hire the right ...
Parents That Punch The Clock From Home
May 10, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Things have changed since the 1950’s where Dads would go off to work and Moms would stay home to care for the kids and the house. In a 2017  Employment Characteristics of Families Summary...
What is Ransomware
April 27, 2018 by Edward Wajer
Information on Ransomware   So what is ransomware? Put simply, Ransomware is the kidnapping of your computer and/or network to demand you pay the cyber-criminal money. Ransomware is a type ...
Seasonal companies time tracking
A Time Clock for Seasonal Companies
April 17, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
A time clock for seasonal businesses is just as important as an employee time clock for non-seasonal companies. On The Clock offers a robust way for seasonal workers to punch in and out, automatical...
Free Employee Time Tracking System
April 11, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Employee time tracking is very important for companies around the world. It helps prevent buddy punching, produces accurate time cards and allows businesses to stay within payroll budget. However, s...
Time saving techniques for small businesses
5 Simple Time Saving Techniques for Small Businesses to add to Their Checklists
April 05, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
As a small business owner one of your priorities is to save time. Time saving tools and techniques explained in this article could help your business grow, increase productivity and save money. Smal...
Time Sheet or Time Card Fraud
March 30, 2018 by Edward Wajer
Time sheet or time card fraud is when an employee puts down hours they did not work and collects payment for them. There are rules and laws in place against it but some employees still try to game the...
Business is like a Rubik's Cube
March 26, 2018 by Mark Mathews
The Rubik’s Cube Many of us have tinkered with the popular toy called the Rubik’s Cube. Invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik, it was licensed in 1980 and became the world&rsq...
Preparing for Work in the Morning so you can be more Productive and Focused
March 20, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Waking up to the annoying sound of an alarm knowing you have to get up and prepare to punch the time clock for work can be frustrating. You got in your recommended 8 hours of sleep, but  you ar...
Working For A Small Company
March 16, 2018 by Skennerly
Working is a part of life. Eventually we all have to figure out what we want to do as a career and we start to follow a path that leads us there. Some people will find a corporate career and work fo...
Best app for Tracking Employee Hours Worked
March 07, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Looking for the best app for tracking employee hours worked? Look no further because OnTheClock’s employee time tracking app has helped over 9,000 companies improve their time card accura...
How to deal with employees that do not get along
February 23, 2018 by Edward Wajer
When there’s conflict between certain employees it can have an effect on the productivity and employee morale. Every business has its share of internal drama and politics, some businesses more...
Time Management for Remoters
February 22, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Remoters, also known as remote employees, are individuals who work away from an office or building where their place of employment resides. Time management for remoters is often difficult to track b...
Benefits of using a Time Tracking Mobile App
February 16, 2018 by SKennerly
There are so many solutions to choose from as far as tracking employees’ time. Some people use a program on a desktop computer that allows their employees to punch in and out, some use a finge...
A Mobile Friendly way to Track Employees’ Time
February 13, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Tracking employees’ time with the use of a mobile device has become a very popular way to generate accurate time cards for payroll while saving time. Some online time clock services offer the ...
4 Reasons Why I Prefer OnTheClock
February 07, 2018 by Tim Cheung
Customer Testimony By Tim Cheung from Sports de Combats As a small business owner, I'm typically strapped for time because there are just so many things demanding my attention. I am always under pr...
Why You Should Pay More Attention to Time Cards
February 02, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Paying attention to your time cards can save your company money and reduce payroll expenses. This just does not apply to business owners, it is also important for employees to pay close attention to...
How People Can Stay Productive When Working Long Hours
January 23, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
Productivity can be explained as the measurement of comparing inputs and outputs. As employees and business owners, we want to be productive as possible once we punch in and we are on the clock. At ...
Washington State 2018 New Sick Leave Law
January 19, 2018 by Edward Wajer
On November 9, 2016 Washington state voters voted in a new minimum wage and sick leave law. They did not realize that the new law would fail to create an uniform sick leave law across the state beca...
2018 Minimum Wage changes
January 12, 2018 by Mark Mathews
If you are reading this article, you are probably curious what the current minimum wage is for your state in 2018? The good news is that 18 states and 20 cities have elected to increase their min...
Employee mobile time tracking
Using a Mobile App When Tracking Employee Hours Worked for Accurate Timesheets
January 08, 2018 by Tim Glendenning
  Using a mobile time clock to track your employee’s hours worked and generating time saving and accurate timesheets is just a quick mobile download away. You can now download OnTheClock's...
How to create a schedule for your employees
Is it Time to use Employee Scheduling Software?
January 05, 2018 by SKennerly
Many companies have a schedule for their employees, the way the schedule works can vary. Some employee work schedules are set in stone and others are flexible based on the type of business. For exam...
time management
Top Time Tracking And Management Tips [crowd sourced from 10 pros]
January 02, 2018 by Dean Mathews
I have always struggled with time management and time tracking.  Being 100% honest, I have “shiny object syndrome” and tend to concentrate on whatever is shiny at the moment.  ...
Improve your business at the start of the new year
Jumping over to the New Year with your Time Clock
December 28, 2017 by Alicia Evola
   With only a few days left in the year, now is the time to make sure everything is set up correctly with your time clock system for the new year to come. Whether you have 100 employees or...
Employee Time Clock Company Near Me
December 28, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Employee time clock companies help improve businesses all around the world and track employee hours that have been worked. However, if you wanted a local time clock company to take care of your ever...
How to Improve Your Business in 2018
December 20, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Improving a small business does not have to take a lot of time or be difficult to accomplish. With the end of the year approaching it starts to make a business owner wonder how they can save time an...
Overtime Law
What is Overtime Pay
December 15, 2017 by OTC Team
What is Overtime?  Who is eligible to receive this benefit and how is it calculated?  How do I know if my employee is eligible to receive overtime compensation?  Many employers have q...
What is a Non-Exempt (Hourly) Employee
December 15, 2017 by Mark Mathews
You may have noticed the term non-exempt or exempt employee displayed on a job application or while reviewing employee regulations. These are terms used by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to des...
On The Clock Time Tracking
The 12 Best Time Tracking Apps For 2018
December 04, 2017 by Dean Mathews
I was looking for a time tracking app for my personal use. After investigating a few options, I decided that it would be a great idea to create a writeup of the 12 time tracking systems I tried. All...
Employee RockStars
Humans Are People Not Resources
December 02, 2017 by Dean Mathews
Human Resources RockStars  I think modern companies could learn a few things from Chick-fil-a and Google A resource is a finite supply of energy which has an expiration date and can be used a...
A Solution for Employee Time and Attendance
December 01, 2017 by Samantha Kennerly
Occasionally a situation will arise that is beyond our control and this is why we have Paid Time Off or Sick time in the workplace. Businesses want to allow people flexibility for things that happen...
Should You Use a Time Clock With Facial Recognition
November 29, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Technology is all around us; we can see it, we can feel it and at times we can smell it. But why should we make it more complicated than it should be? The answer is that we absolutely should not mak...
Time Clock Instructional YouTube Videos
November 22, 2017 by Alicia Evola
Have you ever started surfing YouTube and then realized that you have been watching random videos for an hour? I catch myself doing this all the time. I will start with a simple random video th...
Should You Track Time For Salaried / Exempt Employees
November 17, 2017 by Dean Mathews
Most employers would not even think about tracking time for salaried(exempt) employees.  The general consensus amongst business owners and payroll experts is that salaried employees hours shoul...
Top Websites to Review Companies, Products and Services
November 14, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
We have all been there before - you find yourself searching the internet to find reviews to make sure you are making a good purchase. Sometimes you just simply do not know where to start. In this bl...
What is Time Clock Punch Rounding
What is Time Clock Punch Rounding
November 10, 2017 by Edward Wajer
Time Clock Punch Rounding is the process of rounding the time clock punches to make payroll calculations simpler or to give the employees a grace period when starting or ending work. Punch rounding ...
Modernize Your Time With a Mobile Way to Clock In
November 09, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Mobile, on the go, apps, save time, etc. These are all things that we think about or hear with modern time. This is especially true when it comes to a service or product. The convenience of being ab...
Picture of an old school time clock.
How to Calculate Hours Worked
November 02, 2017 by Mark Mathews
A common question that often comes up is "how do I manually calculate hours worked from my time clock?".   Calculating work hours can be tricky.  Today we would like to explain how to c...
Time tracking for remote employees
How to Manage Remote Employees
October 31, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Remote employees are those who generally work from home, and at times, also referred to in the workplace as telecommuting. These type of employees generally communicate with their employer via email...
Decreasing payroll errors
How to Decrease Payroll Errors
October 24, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Payroll is the process in which employee hours are calculated to determine how much an individual receives on his or her’s paycheck. Payroll can be looked at as the “backbone” of a...
Running For a Cause
October 20, 2017 by SKennerly
Passion is something that can really drive us towards an end goal. When you back something with passion you become unstoppable. Lately, I have been signing up for runs that vary in length, anywhere fr...
Time Clock For Small Companies
Employee Time Clock For A Small Business
October 19, 2017 by Dean Mathews
How should one choose a time clock for their small business, this is not a trivial task. There are many things to consider. You may already have a specific type of time clock in mind. Maybe you're t...
Go Green with an Online Time Clock
October 18, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Going green can be explained as an individual, company, industry or service provider that makes an ethical decision to create and/or purchase products and services for and from the community that ar...
How Much Does A Time Clock Cost
October 11, 2017 by The OTC Team!
So you're looking for a time clock, most likely to track your employee time and hours. You may have been looking for a traditional wall mounted time clock, these do work great.  They are reliab...
Years of Time Card Files
Records Management for Time Tracking
October 06, 2017 by Edward Wajer
What is records management? According to the National Archives, one common definition of records management is “the field of management responsible for the systematic control of the creation, m...
Using a Time Management Application
October 02, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Time plays such a huge factor in our lives. When you think about everything you do on a daily basis, it has to do with time. Sticking with your schedule, punching a time clock for work, picking your...
Employee Group Settings
September 28, 2017 by Mark Mathews
In 2017 OnTheClock implemented a feature called “Employee Groups”.  This feature allows administrators to setup and maintain default settings for employees. Once setup a group can b...
How to Reduce Employee Tardiness?
September 25, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
You arrive to work at 7:50 in the morning, you fire up your computer and grab a cup of coffee. Although your shift does not start until ten minutes later, you are being proactive and arriving early ...
On The Clock Boss Week
September 22, 2017 by SKennerly
Have you ever wondered to yourself what it would be like if you were ‘The Boss’ ? At OnTheclock, we participated in ‘Boss Week’ which was a fun way to act as the boss for a...
Employee Time Clock for Small Businesses
September 19, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
A time clock is a type of clock that is used in the workplace for tracking and recording employee hours. This device is  also referred to as a punch clock or a time card machine. Properly recor...
Automation for employee breaks
What is Employee Time Clock Automation
September 15, 2017 by Alicia Evola
According to, automation is described as a technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human interve...
Clocking in and out with an Online Time Clock
September 12, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
After many years of developing and improving our online time clock system when it comes to employees clocking in and clocking out, we are confident that your business will be able to take advantage ...
How to Track Employee Time Without Insulting Them
September 07, 2017 by Dean Mathews
There comes a day where you as a small business owner find that you need to start tracking your employee's time. Thoughts of employee rebellion and havoc in the office fill your mind. How is my team...
County and City Mandated Paid Sick Leave
September 04, 2017 by Edward Wajer
This is a continuation from our blog of State mandated paid sick leave and this posting deals with the Counties and Cities that have their own mandated sick leave., our Online Time C...
Paid time off explained
What is Paid Time Off (PTO)
August 30, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Paid time off is also referred to as PTO. It certainly sounds great to think you could get paid while not having to be at work. So what is paid time off? PTO is usually a policy that many companies ...
Pay Period Type
What is a Pay Period? How are Pay Periods Determined?
August 24, 2017 by Mark Mathews
A common question that we hear from new business owners is “what type of Pay Period should I use to pay my employees?” Employers who have a history of business generally kno...
How you can stop time theft
It’s Time to Stop Time Theft
August 23, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
  Employee time theft is one of the most common forms of theft in the workplace. In fact, according to epaysystems, time theft is estimated to cost U.S. employers more than $400 billion in lost ...
How to Convert Decimal Hours to Minutes and Hours
August 21, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Have you ever looked at your timecard or paystub and noticed there were decimals listed after your total hours? Thousands of employees across the world wonder what this means and have no idea how to c...
Tracking Paid Time Off with an Online Time Clock
August 18, 2017 by SKennerly
Are you manually recording paid time off in your nifty spreadsheet you created? Wouldn’t it be easier if that could be recorded on your employee's time card right when you nodded your head for a...
What is mobile time tracking
What is a Mobile Time Clock
August 14, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
  OnTheClock defines a mobile time clock as an employee time tracking app that is downloaded on a mobile device for the convenience to employers, managers and employees when calculating accurate...
Online Time Clock Customer Support Team
August 11, 2017 by Alicia Evola
WHAT DOES TEAM MEAN TO YOU The definition of Team is a group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job or project, according to the Business Dictionary. Her...
How to Improve Workforce Management
August 09, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
What is workforce management? According to, workforce management is described as an integrated set of processes that an institution uses to optimize the prod...
Software Tools as a Solution for Company Optimization
July 31, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
One of the primary goals for a business is to optimize their company in the best way possible. Many business owners and managers seem to be constantly brainstorming different solutions to improve oper...
State Mandated Paid Sick Leave
July 28, 2017 by Edward Wajer
What is Paid Sick Leave? Paid sick leave is time off from work due to the employee’s personal illness or for a family member. Paid Sick Leave gives the employee the same wage as if they worke...
Telsa GigaFactory
Are We Entering the Next Revolution?
July 24, 2017 by Mark Mathews
The Next Revolution - Is it starting? I decided to write this article because I realized that we might be entering into the second information and telecommunications revolution. There are signif...
A Time Tracking App That Syncs With QuickBooks
July 19, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Your company may use QuickBooks to calculate its payroll, but what do you use to keep track of your employee’s hours? Here at OnTheClock we feel that both are equally important and essential to ...
Making the Switch to a Web Based Time Clock
July 17, 2017 by SKennerly
Making the switch to a Time Tracking solution that is Web Based can be scary. A lot of questions come to mind, and we have to really research and ask ourselves if this move is best for our company. ...
Time to Improve Employee Management
July 11, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Being a business owner or manager has a lot of responsibilities that come with these job titles. Your time is valuable and in most cases it is hard to accomplish everything that you have planned for...
Free Time Card Calculator
July 06, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
How do you track your time and attendance as an employee? Do you write it down on a timesheet, use an online time clock, use a traditional style punch clock or do you just trust that your employer is ...
How to Create an Online Time Clock Account with OnTheClock
June 30, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Who says setting up online accounts has to be complex? Here at OnTheClock we think it should be quick and easy for the user. We also believe that your information is important and should never be shar...
5 Reasons Why You Should Move From Paper Time Sheets to a Online Time Clock
June 26, 2017 by The OTC Team!
  Many firms track the billable hours employees work to derive a payroll for every pay period. This ensures that employees receive payment proportionate to the units of time they clock, and that...
Why OnTheClock is Successful
June 21, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Operating a business can be tough, but it should never discourage you from living your dreams and being successful. Try to consistently search for ways to improve your company and its goals. In this b...
Don’t Allow Time Cards to Intimidate You
June 13, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
If you are a small business and have employees then you understand how time cards can be intimidating. Making sure that employee’s hours are accurate while keeping records of who worked when and...
Time tracking options
Saving Time While Increasing Productivity When Using an Online Time Clock
June 09, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
We all look for ways to save time. So, why not increase our productivity while doing so? Business owners are constantly looking for ways to get the most from their daily activities. This includes in...
Evaluating how you are managing your Time and Attendance
June 07, 2017 by Edward Wajer
Time and Attendance solutions are designed with busy owners and managers in mind. Simple time keeping solutions are easy to set up and effortless to manage and allow business professionals&n...
Baked Customer Success With OnTheClock
June 02, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Customer Success with OnTheClock “I like that I am able to monitor the hours even when I am not at the shop.” By Tim Glendenning   Kristina Serfass started the company called Ba...
It’s Time to Stop Buddy Punching
May 25, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Buddy punching is an extremely common form of theft in the workplace. In fact, according to, buddy punching is estimated to cost U.S. employers more than $373 million every year...
Job Costing
How Employee Job Costing Software Saves Time
May 24, 2017 by Mark Mathews
How I currently job cost a project Let me start by saying that I’ve been managing projects for about 15 years, most people consider me to be a decent manager.  I am efficient at quoti...
Employee Time Tracking And Punch Clock
How To Track Employee Hours And Time
May 23, 2017 by Dean Mathews
So you have a successful business with a few or maybe dozens of employees working with you.  Most likely you trust most if not all of your employees.  The most common thoughts about tracking...
Why We Love Time And You Should Too!
May 17, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Time is a very valuable resource to spare on a daily basis. Some days it feels like there is not enough, and other days it feels like we have too much of it. Many of us find ways to use the time we ha...
Tomato Tomato's Customer Success With OnTheClock
May 11, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Customer Success with OnTheClock “If I can use it, anyone can.” By Tim Glendenning Before starting Tomato Tomato, Nebraska’s Indoor Farmers Market, Michael Kult had many years ...
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Simplifying Time and Attendance with
May 09, 2017 by Edward Wajer is designed with busy HR and payroll managers in mind. This means that our timekeeping solution is simple to set up, simple to manage and simple to maintain on a daily basis.  O...
Best mobile time clock app
Time Clock App For Small Businesses
April 27, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
  A mobile time clock app is a great way to track your employee’s time at work. A successful company wants what is best for their employees while improving their company image and increasi...
What is a working week
What is a Workweek and How The DOL Describes It
April 18, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
The majority of us have probably heard about the Department of Labor, but do we actually know what it is or why it exists? Also, how many times have you used the phrase “just another workweek?...
Why Work Accuracy is Important and How OnTheClock's Time Cards Can Help
April 11, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Accuracy is defined as the quality or state of being correct or precise. Another definition of accuracy is the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to ...
California Overtime Law Explained
April 05, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Sometimes overtime laws can be confusing and hard to understand in some states across the United States. Today we concentrate on the state of California and how the California labor laws are explain...
Facts About Stress and Work Productivity
March 29, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.   Effects from Stress states “Employees suffering...
How OnTheClock Helps With Sustainability
March 22, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
What is sustainability? Sustainability is the prevention of using natural resources as a priority for eco-friendly balance.  The Positive Impact Wouldn’t it be nice to be recognized and r...
control employee punch locations with geo fencing
What is Employee Geo-fencing?
March 17, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Many of us have seen this word or heard of it, but do we actually know what it is or how it works? Imagine the first part of this word being short for geographic. Now imagine your backyard that is fen...
Spring Forward with OnTheClock
March 12, 2017 by SKennerly
  Daylight Savings Many of us have ‘sprung forward’ and set our clocks ahead an hour, In fact most of us will not put any thought into this transition. We are just used to this an...
The Last Person in the Time Clock Line
March 08, 2017 by Tim Glendenning
Okay, so your business may not actually have 25 employees, but if you are using a traditional time clock then chances are you’re still experiencing traffic jams when it comes to employees punc...
Why Use An Online or Web Based Time Clock System
March 01, 2017 by OTC Team
Time in the Sky Keeps Profits High Fewer things are more frustrating to a business owner than working with outdated systems or antiquated, manual processes. One of those processes, time keepin...
Time Management
Why Job Costing is important to your business.
December 21, 2016 by M. Mathews
Let's face it, humans are a very competitive species, we compete in sports, business and in everyday life. Our ability to thrive in such an environment suggests that we adapt well to changes. &...
Time Management
How to Improve Time Management
December 05, 2016 by M. Mathews
"If your time management strategy involves a flow chart, then it's probably too complicated for everyday use." Know your goals Knowing what is expected of you goes a long way. Time is more efficient...
Obama Overtime Law - 2016 DOL Overtime Ruling
October 11, 2016 by OTC Team!
NEW Obama Overtime Rule begins December 1, 2016 What you need to know now Experts say waiting until December to begin tracking your administrative staff hours is a mistake. Get prepared for this n...
How To Convert Decimal Hours To Hours And Minutes
September 08, 2016 by The OnTheClock Team:)
Its Decimal Hours VS Hours:Minutes We talk with customers everyday who are confused about decimal hours(e.g. 4.25)and hours/minutes (e.g. 4:15).  Here we go into the math on performing the dec...
Employee Geo Fencing
New things for September 2016!
August 31, 2016 by Dean Mathews
Employee Punch GEO Fencing You can setup allowed GPS punch locations for your employees. This feature will stop punching from unauthorized locations. Create a punch location, then set the mobile rule...
2016 OTC Infrastructure
May 01, 2016 by Dean Mathews
Here at OnTheClock we are always working to make this better, faster and more reliable for you, our beloved customer!  We have been working with on a completely new hosting infrastructure which i...