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Increasing Workplace Productivity

Proven Methods of Increasing Workplace Productivity

September 27th, 2021

Strong workplace productivity separates ambitious, well-run businesses from stagnant firms with disaffected staff. The best companies run like well-oiled machines, but low workplace productivity reflects a team performing well under-par. However, when business leaders understand workplace productivity and take steps to improve it, they revolutionise their companies and revitalise their working environments. Employing tactics from […]

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buddy punching

What is Buddy Punching and How Do You Stop It?

August 20th, 2021

Buddy punching, a friendly name for concerning practice, affects businesses all over the world. The practice damages firms of all sizes, from family businesses to international conglomerates. Some estimates put buddy punching’s yearly cost to the US economy well over $350 million. In Britain, it costs many firms tens of thousands of pounds and can […]

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Benefits of facial recognition

Benefits of Face Recognition Technology in the Workplace

August 19th, 2021

For many, face recognition seems a strange or futuristic technology to use in the workplace. In some senses, this is true: it is the technology of the future, becoming increasingly integral to post-pandemic commerce. While not currently as widespread as fingerprint biometrics, the benefits of face recognition offer unique applications in streamlining businesses and protecting […]

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Hybrid Working

Is Your Business Ready to Embrace Hybrid Working

July 27th, 2021

Hybrid working, the phrase on everyone’s lips, look set to redefine workplace futures across the globe. Since the COVID pandemic enforced abrupt changes to employee working patterns, more and more firms have embraced remote and flexible working. Lockdown accelerated the gradual digitisation of communal workplace premises. This proved that many firms possess the tools to […]

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working from home tips

Working from Home Tips for Success

June 30th, 2021

Working from home increased dramatically in 2020, forcing workers worldwide into a steep learning curve of behavioural change. While increasing workplace accessibility and eliminating commutes, remote working can bore employees to tears at times. Without the proper practices, working from home feels more like sleeping at the office, as professionalism invades privacy and productivity becomes […]

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Manage Unplanned Absence

How to Manage Unplanned Absence in the Workplace

June 29th, 2021

Absenteeism affects every UK business, but its complexity resists even the top economists’ understanding. Experts tally its impact on the UK economy between 18 and 77 billion pounds per year, so conscientious firms manage unplanned absence as a top priority. Of course, personnel need time off, and authorised absences maintain productivity and boost morale. However, […]

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What is Workforce Management

What is Workforce Management?

May 28th, 2021

Employees are the most important assets to your company. With a good workforce management strategy, you can meet customer demand with little stress or personal conflict among employees and their managers. A System Built for the Modern Business The concept of ‘work-life balance‘ is a term that’s been in the spotlight for some time now, […]

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How to Reduce Employee Burnout

How to Reduce Employee Burnout

May 27th, 2021

Since the WHO declared burnout an ‘epidemic’ in 2019, learning how to reduce employee burnout became a top priority for firms worldwide. Burnout, a buzzword with real-life consequences, wreaks havoc on health and wellbeing, not to mention business efficacy. As a workplace phenomenon draining £900 million from the UK economy every year, burnout could be […]

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Clocking In Systems For Small Businesses

Clocking In Systems For Small Businesses

April 23rd, 2021

Running a small business can be time-consuming and costly; when your team is working cohesively to fulfil your vision, you can reap the rewards of a well-run venture. In order to ensure that your workers are safe and productive, you might be considering a clocking in system. Gone are the days of the card-punch system […]

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Understanding The Different Types Of Access Control

Understanding The Different Types Of Access Control

March 31st, 2021

There is nothing more important for a business owner than the safety and security of their physical place of business. Unfortunately, both residential and commercial properties are vulnerable to break-ins and theft. There are a few different paths you can go down to ensure the safety of your workplace. One of the most effective is […]

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Electronic Attendance Management System

The Benefits of an Electronic Attendance Management System

March 30th, 2021

The 1960s changed the world in many ways, including a revolution in the practice of time management. In 1961, the late great Richard Matessich pioneered the computerised spreadsheet. This invention spelt the end of generations of physical attendance management. It made papers and punch cards obsolete, scheduling their doom in neat, digital boxes. Electronic Attendance Management […]

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Why Your Business Needs a Time and Attendance System

Why Your Business Needs a Time and Attendance System

February 26th, 2021

Businesses depend on employee attendance to carry out their most basic functions. Tracking this attendance proves essential to business prosperity. As businesses evolve, firms substitute pens and paper for technological solutions. New, smart attendance systems offer unprecedented advantages over their analogue ancestors. These software options, known as Time and Attendance Systems, play a greater role […]

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What is Biometric Authentication

What is Biometric Authentication?

February 24th, 2021

Biometric authentication, a booming digital industry, relies on centuries-old human practices of recognition and acceptance. Signed contracts and fingerprint-dusted crime scenes both offer milestones on the journey to modern biometrics. The word originates in Ancient Greek and refers to the measurement of life. In essence, biometric authentication performs the same process you do when you […]

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How Do Proximity Readers Work

How Do Proximity Readers Work?

January 27th, 2021

Proximity Readers provide the first line of defence to many secure entryways and rooms. They are smart, programmable, and most importantly, dependable. But how do proximity readers work? As a well-established technology, engineers and researchers honed and innovated card readers over the decades since their inception. They currently play a huge role in modern society, […]

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How to Improve Business Efficiency

How to Improve Business Efficiency

January 27th, 2021

Every business has its ups and downs with deadlines and quotas. If you feel like your team isn’t hitting all the targets it should be, you may need to consider how to improve business efficiency. Efficiency, the target of every high-achieving business, might sound too good to be true: getting the most done with the […]

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Remote Clocking In

The Benefits of Remote Clocking In

December 23rd, 2020

Modern businesses and their staff are learning to become ever more flexible. From night shifts to working hours based around the school day, the old routine of 9 to 5 is no longer the only option. Where people work is also evolving, and the Coronavirus has forced many companies to adapt quickly to the new […]

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Biometric Time and Attendance System

Why Choose a Biometric Time and Attendance System?

December 10th, 2020

Change in the workplace can be daunting, and well-established employees can be resistant to the introduction of new systems. Businesses that rely on staff attendance to company property need to be able to track who is on-site. This used to be done with time stamp paper cards or scanning a staff ID pass. With technological […]

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Clocking in Systems

Types of Clocking in Systems

November 26th, 2020

Things have moved on in workplaces since the Victorian era when some factory owners reportedly slowed their clocks during work shifts and speeded them up during workers’ breaks in order to squeeze more productivity out of their workers. This was a workforce already working twenty to thirty hours more per week than in the early […]

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Benefits of Time and Attendance Systems

The Benefits of Time and Attendance Systems

November 26th, 2020

It’s an old adage, but it’s spot-on. Time is money. Many of us work to live – essentially by selling our time. And just like everything to do with money in any commercial or contractual arrangement the less ambiguity the better – for all concerned. Payer or payee, business or customer, employer or employee – […]

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Egress Systems Blog Post

New Features and Tools

February 13th, 2020

New Feature:  Prevent a Focus User from editing their own timesheet This useful feature available in Focus Pro/Enterprise version 3.416 can be found in the User Setup screen. Click on Add Link to link the currently selected user with their employee record. New Feature: Mandatory comment on Absence Reason edit This optional absence reason requirement can […]

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