Magnet Man

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Magnet Man

There are many was in which employees will destroy Time and Attendance clocks for their benefit.

Meet the ‘Magnet Man’, he’s the workplace villain who uses industrial magnets to destroy Time & Attendance clocks so he doesn’t have to work early shifts. If only he channelled his super powers in the right direction then perhaps he may consider swapping his shift with a colleague or, better still, going to bed earlier so he’s ready and refreshed for work the next day? Save yourself from the clutches of Magnet Man by installing a bio-metric system today.

UXB: The UneXpected Benefits

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

The UneXpected Benefits

When a sudden reduction of payroll costs post implementation of Time & Attendance occurred it raised serious queries about the accuracy of the automated Time-To-Pay rules. The savings were way beyond those predicted based on usual manual payroll errors.

After a complete review of the system the revelation of the error left everyone speechless; it was a bombshell!

The previous manual paper time sheets had an overtime column (double time). When someone worked four hours at double-time the staff would enter ‘8 hours’ in this column believing they needed to do the manual calculation when in fact the payroll system did this. The result; if you worked four hours overtime you would be paid 16 hours at basic.

How long had this been going on for? As long as everyone could remember.

Dead Man Clocking

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Dead Man Clocking #hfxRealStories

We have encountered many cases of staff being paid for up to two years after leaving a company until it was discovered through the introduction of a Time & Attendance system.

However, the most unusual – and innocent – but still costly, was the continued salary payments to an employee who had long been dead and buried. As the saying goes Dead Men Don’t Clock

The Tea Bag Stash

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

The Tea Bag Stash

The ingenuity of employees to find new ways of destroying Time & Attendance equipment is often amazing.

Ever wondered how to recycle used teabags? Apparently they are perfect for blocking clock card devices so your employer is unable to track your attendance. We have discovered this dirty trick several times when servicing a clocking device and end up with a handful of teabags!

Steroid Returns on Investments

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Steroid Returns on Investments

A Time & Attendance system will pay for itself within 12 months although six months is more likely in our experience, and in some cases as quick as six weeks.

Our favourite is a depot where all overtime was eliminated instantly. How? Well previously no-one at the isolated depot turned up to work Monday to Friday, with the supervisor (who was in on the game) reporting a backlog of workload and the need for the team to work weekends (on overtime of course). With the implementation of Biometric Time & Attendance the game was over and normal working resumed and costs plummeted.

The Phantom Menace

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories about the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

Ever wondered where George was? Well until a Time & Attendance system was installed no-one had cause to question him. He was never late, never sick and rarely – if ever- took holidays. In fact, he was an exemplary employee, bar for the one simple fact that George didn’t exist despite receiving a regular salary! In a large business, with so many employees, it’s hard enough to track the real ones, let alone the ghosts unless you have a Time & Attendance system. Then the ghosts mysteriously do a vanishing act…

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The Deck of Cards

With over 1,500 customers you’d expect us to hear some rather extraordinary stories and you’d be right. In our 45+ year history we’ve heard many stories of the antics that companies have uncovered through our Time and Attendance solutions. In our #ItCouldNotHappenHere series we cover our “favourites” – one in each post.

The joker in this pack is lateness. What do you do when you’ve been reprimanded for lateness several times and are about to score a hat-trick? We discover the answer every time we service a card machine when dozens of cards drop down the back of the device. Of course, you pretend to swipe in but really slip the card behind the machine and tell the supervisor that your card is “lost” and that you arrived on time for work today…

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For more information on Time and Attendance download our pdf