Touchless attendance is the need of the hour

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Touchless attendance is the need of the hour

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 | Vicky Jain

The pandemic has changed the way businesses operate and function. An increasing number of organisations are starting to adopt new practices and measures to support their employees and customers – and touchless technology is making its mark.

Only a couple of years back, people hardly thought twice about shaking hands, touching door handles and elevator buttons, but things have changed drastically with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, touching communal surfaces is a big concern keeping in mind the safety and health of employees.

Organisational leaders believe that touchless technology is the best way to deal with the situation. As a result, many organisations are avoiding the use of biometric attendance systems and replacing them with touchless timekeeping systems. This system significantly decreases the employees’ chances of contracting the virus and spreading it.

Though cleaning communal surfaces in offices and organisations are critical and an effective way to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, the problem occurs with attendance systems. Attendance terminals go through plenty of use in short time periods and are hard to keep clean consistently. Contactless attendance technology is all set to witness remarkable growth in the coming years due to factors like COVID-19 and the adoption of digital solutions.

 AI-based Touchless Attendance Tools:

Cloud-Based Management System

A cloud-based touchless attendance management system comes with numerous benefits. The interface is easily accessible across different devices and captures attendance irrespective of the location of employees.

Different Interfaces

In the majority of touchless attendance systems, employees are able to mark their attendance via facial recognition, desktop and mobile application.

Free of Hardware

Cloud-based touchless attendance management systems are free of hardware. This eliminates all sorts of repairs, related risks and maintenance activities, and enhances the cost-effectiveness of the system.

Easy Integration with HRMS

Contactless attendance management systems usually support easy and fast integration with HRMS (Human Resource Management Systems). This eases the payroll process as accurate and complete attendance data is available for every employee.

In conclusion, a good contactless attendance system provides 100 per cent visibility of working hours, eliminates missed punches and streamlines attendance tracking.

It is the features included in a contactless attendance system that plays a big role in simplifying attendance tracking and time.

The writer is Vicky Jain, Founder, uKnowva, A 360- degree HR Automation Software

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