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CONSTRUCTION LABOR CLOCK BUYER'S GUIDE

Discover the must-have features you should seek from your new digital time clock solution.

IF YOU'RE READING THIS, GOOD WORK!

You’ve already got a leg up on the large percentage of the industry that's still stuck in the past using paper timecards.  

You’re ready to transform labor productivity from a liability into a competitive edge. 

When considering options for a construction time clock solution, how can you cut through the jargon and find the one that’s right for your business?  

With the goal of cutting the BS and helping you find the solution that’s right for you, we’ve compiled a list of the features and functionality you need from a digital time clock solution (spoiler alert, STRUXI checks every box on the list).  

 

Cloud-Based App

Look for a solution that’s available whenever you are, on any device with access to a web browser. Cloud-base solutions avoid in-house infrastructure, hardware investments and ongoing maintenance costs. 

 

Online Time Clock

Make sure your solution is ready to help you reduce labor costs by capturing actual employee working times giving you an electronic audit trail of when employees were clocked in. Be sure to look for a solution that captures employee time on jobs where there’s no internet connection. You’ll also want to make sure your solution supports both English and Spanish to maximize field employee understanding and adoption. 

 

End-of-Day Survey Questions/Responses

Minimize liability by demanding your solution captures daily employee surveys to capture injury data, break compliance or any other key data point you’d like to keep on file.   

 

Manual Entry of Users, Employees and Jobs

You’ll want the flexibility to manage users,  employees, jobs and labor costcodes on your own to avoid waiting for your technology provider to do it for you.   

 

Streamlined Hour Entry

Look for a tool that lets you enter employee hours by costcodes for increased accuracy and time savings.  

 

Foreman's Daily Review of Time

Make sure you’re giving your foremen the ability to quickly verify entered timecards are accurate and mark a day’s work as ready for payroll processing. You’ll also want to make sure your solution has the flexibility to allow multiple foreman access to the data to eliminate single points of failure (even superheroes take sick days!).  

 

Carry Employee and Costcode Lists Forward

Save time setting up by ensuring your system remembers your crew and costcodes as you move into future days. 

 

Data Exports

Make sure you’ve got the ability to easily export employee hours and production units to your payroll and job cost system, respectively, saving time and increasing accuracy by eliminating double-entry.  

 

Predefined Unit of Measure List

Want to get lost in the minutia? We didn’t think so! Make sure your solution is armed to save you time with pre-existing master data and standardize reporting across jobs by enforcing unit of measure standards with a default list. 

 

Support Infrastructure

Make sure you won’t get stuck on hold for hours. Work with a provider that offers you access to a self-service knowledge base as well as a robust online support ticketing system. 

 

Security

Empower your people to securely manage their own account information, while minimizing risk of unlawful employee activity by limiting user capabilities. 

 

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