Time theft is a pervasive workforce management issue endemic at several Australian
The average employee ‘steals’ about 4-5 hours per week from their
employer, adding up to a full working week over the year. Employees steal time
through casual internet usage, socialising with co-workers, tardiness, and
personal phone calls as well as buddy punching (clocking in on behalf of
friends), time clock theft (overestimating time worked on time cards) and long
Time thieves cost their employers a lot of money. This table shows how a
very modest ten minutes of stolen time per employee per day after just one
working week can add up to a substantial amount.
How can an organisation deal with the issue of time thieves?
One way to tackle the problem is by installing a Mitrefinch biometric
fingerscan terminal at the workplace.
Mitrefinch biometric fingerscan terminals provide
an accurate record of employees present at the workplace and the duration of
time they are at the workplace. Once connected to the network, the biometric system
is configured to reflect the shifts, wages, hours, departments, work rules and