Buddy Punching, What Is It?

What is the “Buddy Punching” phenomenon, and how can a biometric Time Clock such as MinuteHound can help you solve it.

“Buddy Punching” is used to describe the phenomenon of one employee clocking-in on behalf of their fellow employee, or “buddy,” punching their timecard for them, regardless of whther they are actually in the office or not.

The reasons behind such occurrences are endless: the employee is taking a long break, leaving early, arriving late, etc. The reason does not matter. What matters is this commonplace practice will end up costing the company a significant amount of time and money over the course of a payroll year.

MinuteHound is a Time Clock Software solution, featuring a biometric USB scanner. When a fingerprint is used for clocking-in and out, rather than timecard, it eliminates the possibility of handing a timecard to a friend, thus eliminating “Buddy Punching.”

Check out this short, informative video to better understand exactly what “Buddy Punching” is, it’s effects and how MinuteHound can eliminate it.

If you have any questions about “Buddy Punching” or want to know how to prevent this from happening, visit our website today! The professionals at MinuteHound™ are here to help you and your business!

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