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An Alternative Time Clock Similar to TSheets
written on 12/6/2017 3:19:00 PM by Tim Glendenning
The latest news about Intuit buying out the time clock system TSheets could have many of their customers searching for a new alternative. Online time clocks are the most modern technology in employe...
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The 12 Best Time Tracking Apps For 2018
written on 12/4/2017 10:29:00 AM 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...
A Solution for Employee Time and Attendance
written on 12/1/2017 11:29:00 AM 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
written on 11/29/2017 3:34:00 PM 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...
Time Clock Instructional YouTube Videos
written on 11/22/2017 1:34:00 PM 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 vi...
Should You Track Time For Salaried Exempt Employees
written on 11/17/2017 3:26:00 PM 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 employe...
Top Websites to Review Companies Products and Services
written on 11/14/2017 4:04:00 PM 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
written on 11/10/2017 7:48:00 AM 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. P...
Modernize Your Time With a Mobile Way to Clock In
written on 11/9/2017 2:48:00 PM 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...
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How to Calculate Hours Worked
written on 11/2/2017 1:21:00 PM 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...
How to Manage Remote Employees
written on 10/31/2017 3:25:00 PM by Tim Glendenning
Remote employees are those who generally work from home and at times, it is also referred to as telecommuting in the workplace. These type of employees generally communicate with their employer via em...
How to Decrease Payroll Errors
written on 10/24/2017 9:54:00 AM 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&rdq...
Running For a Cause
written on 10/20/2017 9:27:00 AM 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 Small Business
written on 10/19/2017 11:20:00 AM 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
written on 10/18/2017 2:28:00 PM 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
written on 10/11/2017 9:45:00 PM 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...
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Records Management for Time Tracking
written on 10/6/2017 10:39:00 AM 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
written on 10/2/2017 10:33:00 AM 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, pick...
Employee Group Settings
written on 9/28/2017 4:34:00 PM 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
written on 9/25/2017 3:38:00 PM 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 ...
OnTheClock Boss Week
written on 9/22/2017 3:32:00 PM 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...
Employee Time Clock for Small Businesses
written on 9/19/2017 10:01:00 AM 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...
What is Automation
written on 9/15/2017 1:01:00 PM by Alicia Evola
According to Dictionary.com, 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
written on 9/12/2017 12:29:00 PM 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 ad...
How To Track Employee Time Without Insulting Them
written on 9/7/2017 11:59:00 AM 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
written on 9/4/2017 9:18:00 AM 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. OnTheClock.com, our Online Time Clo...
What is Paid Time Off
written on 8/30/2017 4:05:00 PM 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 ...
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What is a Pay Period
written on 8/24/2017 2:35:00 PM 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...
Its Time to Stop Time Theft
written on 8/23/2017 3:18:00 PM by Tim Glendenning
Employee time theft is one of the most common forms of theft in the workplace. In fact, according to www.epaysystems.com, time theft is estimated to cost U.S. employers more than $400 billion in lost ...
How to Convert Decimals to Minutes and Hours
written on 8/21/2017 3:57:00 PM 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
written on 8/18/2017 11:17:00 AM 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 a Mobile Time Clock
written on 8/14/2017 3:53:00 PM 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 time ca...
Online Time Clock Customer Support Team
written on 8/11/2017 9:30:00 AM 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. Here ...
How to Improve Workforce Management
written on 8/9/2017 9:32:00 AM by Tim Glendenning
What is workforce management? According to searchfinancialapplications.techtarget.com, 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
written on 7/31/2017 4:45:00 PM 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
written on 7/28/2017 9:22:00 AM 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 worked ...
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are we entering the next revolution
written on 7/24/2017 2:37:00 PM 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
written on 7/19/2017 2:56:00 PM 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
written on 7/17/2017 8:37:00 AM 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. Ou...
Time to Improve Employee Management
written on 7/11/2017 9:49:00 AM 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 t...
Free Time Card Calculator
written on 7/6/2017 11:11:00 AM by Tim Glendenning
https://www.ontheclock.com/Free-Online-Time-Card-Calculator.aspxHow 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 tradition...
How to Create an Online Time Clock Account with OnTheClock
written on 6/30/2017 9:47:00 AM 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...
Move From Paper Punch Cards
written on 6/26/2017 10:36:00 AM 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
written on 6/21/2017 9:48:00 AM 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...
Dont Allow Time Cards to Intimidate You
written on 6/13/2017 4:00:00 PM 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...
Saving Time While Increasing Productivity When Using An Online Time Clock
written on 6/9/2017 1:34:00 PM 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 incr...
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Evaluating how you are managing your Time and Attendance
written on 6/7/2017 1:08:00 PM 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 profess...
Baked Customer Success With OnTheClock
written on 6/2/2017 10:27:00 AM 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...
Stop Buddy Punching
Its Time to Stop Buddy Punching
written on 5/25/2017 1:02:00 PM by Tim Glendenning
Buddy punching is an extremely common form of theft in the workplace. In fact, according to hrdailyadvisor.blr.com, buddy punching is estimated to cost U.S. employers more than $373 million every year...
Job Costing
How employee job costing software saves time
written on 5/24/2017 12:06:00 PM 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...
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How To Track Employee Hours And Time
written on 5/23/2017 10:40:00 PM 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
written on 5/17/2017 3:27:00 PM 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 Tomatos Customer Success With OnTheClock
written on 5/11/2017 9:32:00 AM 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 h...
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Simplifying Time and Attendance with OnTheClockcom
written on 5/9/2017 2:59:00 PM by Edward Wajer
  Ontheclock.com 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.&...
Why OnTheClock is The Best Time Clock App For You
written on 4/27/2017 10:48:00 AM by Tim Glendenning
There are many ways to track your employee’s time at work. Some people still use punch clocks, others write it down on a timesheet and many are starting to use a modern web based time clock app....
What Is a Workweek and How The DOL Describes It
written on 4/18/2017 1:26:00 PM 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?&r...
Why Accuracy Is Important And How OnTheClock Can Increase It
written on 4/11/2017 9:55:00 AM 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 th...
California Overtime Law Explained
written on 4/5/2017 2:10:00 PM 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 explained...
Facts about Stress and Work Productivity
written on 3/29/2017 1:59:00 PM 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 Forbes.com states “Employees s...
Sustainability and How It Improves a Company
written on 3/22/2017 2:02:00 PM 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...
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What Is Employee Geofencing
written on 3/17/2017 9:16:00 AM by Tim Glendenning
   A guide to understand how geo-fencing can be used with mobile employee time clocks. What is Geo-fencing? Many of us have seen this word or heard of it, but do we actually know what it ...
Spring Forward with OnTheClock
written on 3/12/2017 4:09:00 PM 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...
The 25 man
written on 3/8/2017 2:30:00 PM by Tim Glendenning
  Okay, so your business may not actually have 25 employees, but if you’re using a traditional time clock then chances are you’re still experiencing traffic jams when it comes to emp...
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Why Use An Online or Web Based Time Clock System
written on 3/1/2017 8:50:00 AM 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...
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job costing why its important
written on 12/21/2016 12:06:00 PM 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. &...
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Improve Time Management
written on 12/5/2016 11:20:00 AM 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...
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Employees Are Not Resources
written on 12/2/2016 9:55:00 PM 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...
DOL Overtime Rule 2016
written on 10/11/2016 9:11:00 AM 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...
Minutes To Decimal Hours Conversion
written on 9/8/2016 11:11:00 PM by The OnTheClock Team:)
Its Decimal Hours VS Hours:Minutes Kind of a big thing if you work with employee hours for payroll! Spoiler There is an awsome hours converter link at the bottom of this page. The big thing to loo...
Employee Geo Fencing
Exciting New Time Clock Features Sept 2016
written on 8/31/2016 10:36:00 PM 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 mob...
2016 OTC Infrastructure
written on 5/1/2016 3:03:00 PM 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...