HR Glossary / Time and Attendance

Time and attendance refers to the process of tracking the work hours of employees (arrival, departure, and breaks).


How to Track Time and Attendance?

Tracking time and attendance for employees can be done using manual or automated systems.

With manual systems, employees have to record their work hours on paper or digitally. Employers then rely on the honesty of their employees, as manual systems cannot be used to accurately verify their time and attendance.

With automated systems, employees clock in and out on a specific device that authenticates them using their PIN,  photo,  location, and/or other identification information. Employers can accurately monitor the work hours of their employees. Common time clock devices include:

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