“Organisations should not under-estimate the importance of biometric enrolment and testing as the first step in implementing a comprehensive workforce management solution”
It is widely accepted that introducing biometric time and attendance software (facial/fingerprint or hand recognition) into the workplace will eliminate or at least greatly reduce time-clock fraud.
However, our experience shows that introducing biometrics into the workplace is not always that easy for various reasons:
- It needs backing and endorsing from the Board level downwards to ensure that the introduction of biometric attendance clocking becomes a part of their culture.
- It needs a clear data protection policy created around how, why and where a person’s biometric data is being used.
- With a multi-cultural workforce, this may need to be communicated in their own language to avoid any misunderstanding.
- It needs to have trained administrators with time to carry out the registration process quickly and consistently ensuring it pulls through to the central database.