The Cost of Just 5 Minutes

Question:  How do I reduce labor costs?

Answer:  Accurately track employee time down to the minute.

“It’s Only 5 Minutes!” is often what employers think when considering their employees’ time cards.  What is “It’s only 5 minutes” really costing you though? The cost of using timesheets can grow into something substantial, especially if they aren’t accurate timekeeping.  If you’re asking yourself “how do I reduce labor costs,” you may want to consider these questions, as well:

How often are your employees’ “write 5 minutes in” times fudged just a little bit?

If you are using a time clock/time cards, how often are the totals rounded off just a little for ease of calculating?

How often are mathematical errors made in tabulating hours worked? (Think you can add up time cards error free? Look what manual timekeeping may be costing you!

How often are employees forgetting to clock in or out with omissions inaccurately guessed at days later?

These little errors occur more often than you think while also costing your company a significant amount of money!

Chances Are Your Employees Are Being Over Paid!

After many extensive studies by the American Payroll Association and many other businesses nationwide, it has been determined that employees are overpaid from 1% to 8% of their annual wage. This is simply due to the errors that commonly occur in manually recording and calculating hours worked. Therefore, “It’s only 5 minutes” adds up quickly.

The table below shows what a miscalculation of “just 5 minutes” (1%) a day per employee is costing your company annually.

(Keep in mind these dollar amounts are just the cost of 5 minute (1%) errors in reporting, calculating and recording hours worked! These figures do not include the additional 30 – 40% average employee overhead and burden cost that all companies consequently experience. Nor do these figures include the cost of all the work involved in using and maintaining a manual timekeeping system!)

Accurate Timekeeping is Essential

In today’s competitive market, accurate timekeeping is essential to controlling your labor costs! Time & Pay provides you with a fully functional automated system that eliminates these hidden error costs by accurately calculating employees’ hours while helping to ensure they get paid only for the time they work. Our systems provide you with detailed time and attendance information that will help you easily monitor the attendance habits of your employees and control unproductive time with consistency.

In addition to this, our systems precisely determine your labor costs. In conclusion, what does this mean for you? You will get the tools you need to control and define your labor costs while eliminating all the work, errors and maintenance costs associated with manual timekeeping. Most of all, this adds directly to your bottom line. Furthermore, Time & Pay’s automated timekeeping services give you the tools you need to better manage your business!

If you are asking yourself, “how do I reduce labor costs”, contact us today to see how we can help.

Author: Andy Scheu
Andy was just six years old when his father started Time & Pay and has watched it grow from a one-man show to an organization with more 15 employees, helping over 800 companies across the country. He was honored to become a part of Time & Pay in 2010 as an account executive and began growing their customer base in the Chattanooga, TN area. Now acting as Director of Marketing and Sales, Andy works to ensure that Time & Pay remains loyal to the mission established by its founder over 25 years ago..."to be the provider by choice of quality, cost effective Payroll, Timekeeping and HR solutions to businesses, that will maximize customer satisfaction, while maintaining our profitability.”

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