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How Do Biometric Time Clocks Reduce Payroll Costs? [4 Simple Ways To Cut Overhead Without Layoffs]

by Liz Strikwerda

Do you have hourly employees? Looking for ways to reduce labor costs without layoffs? Consider getting a biometric time clock.

4 Ways Biometric Time Clocks Reduce Payroll Costs

1. Eliminate time theft by buddy punching

2. Eliminate time theft by hours padding

3. Eliminate out-of-schedule punches

4. Prevent payroll mistakes

Before we get into the details, let’s go over the basics.

What Is ‘Biometrics?’

Biometrics is the collecting and analysis of an individual’s physical or behavioral attributes. The attribute measured must be unique to that person. When used with biometrics, the attribute or characteristic is called an ‘identifier.’ Identifiers include fingerprints, facial scans, iris scans, hand vein geometry, or DNA. Behavioral identifiers include typing patterns, iris patterns, or gait (the way you walk). Some attributes—such as voice—are both physical and behavioral.

How Does A Biometric System Work?

Any biometric system requires a device, software, and database. The device collects the identifier. The software converts the collected information into a digital format. (Most systems encrypt the information for security and legal compliance.) The database stores the information.

What Are Biometrics Used For?