How to End the Buddy Punching Challenge in 2022?

How to End the Buddy Punching Challenge in 2022?


2022 is right around the corner. What does that mean for staffing businesses? 


Devising new strategies for 2022. Preparing the business for a better tomorrow. And, working on solutions that can help in overcoming the challenges. One of the challenges that these businesses have been facing for many years is buddy punching.


U.S. employers lost 373 million dollars to buddy punching. It affects 75% of businesses.


When staffing managers spend hours of time and effort in ensuring timely payrolling and reporting, it becomes crucial for you as a business to offer them solutions that help in fostering transparency and authenticity.


In addition to managing the other staffing responsibilities, staffing managers are expected to be constantly on their feet, making multiple follow-ups with the workers regarding their clock-ins and clock-outs, ensuring they’ve logged in at their workplace at the expected time, and logged out after fulfilling the due responsibilities.


When discrepancies occur due to a lack of transparent solutions, it not only adversely impacts the efficiency to manage these responsibilities but also creates a deficiency of productivity. Constantly increasing cases of buddy-punching demands them to run through the timesheets all over again in order to get better clarity on the whole situation. 


That’s the last thing that you expect in 2022 while trying your best to up the staffing game and help the agency reach newer heights.


What if there had been a tool that not only notifies the staffing coordinators when the worker has entered/left geofence of the job site but also lets them create your geofence per job and control the earliest clock-in time; consequently allowing accurate time tracking and real-time attendance monitoring?


NextCrew staffing solutions can help you end the buddy punching challenge for 2022 and forever.

The feature,


  • Lets you create a virtual barrier around the job site when used along with a GPS-enabled application. As a result, the on-site workers can clock in only when they are physically present within the virtual boundaries created by you.


  • Reminds the workers to clock in or out on entering or leaving the geofence created by you for the particular job, decreasing the occurrence of timesheet errors and edits.


  • Reports flagged timesheets for employees who're on the clock but are outside of a job site.


So, as a staffing manager of a staffing firm, through this geofencing targeting feature, you can easily set up a geofence around the hospitals/hotels/construction sites where your client’s workers are working. 


If an employee is late at the job site and attempts to begin the shift through the timesheet management app on their smartphone before the arrival, they will be unable to do so.


Similarly, you’ll be able to track staff if they attempt to leave the hospital before the shift hours as well as automatically flag the timesheet. Doesn’t that sound like a silver lining to a busy operations manager like you?


So, how does this amazing integration of geofencing tracker within the NextCrew timesheet app better the workforce management?


  1. The managers of your staffing company can easily label each created geofence with certain job codes in order to track the shift timings of the employee more precisely and accurately. Not only does this optimize the productivity of the manager, but also provides utmost transparency between the manager and the staff.
  2. The instances of buddy clocking-in and time manipulations reduce over time, creating an automatic and robust layer of honesty.
  3. Payroll activities are streamlined since the managers are least required to manually telly the timesheets to the actual duties performed at the job site.


This integrated set of processes optimizes the productivity of the operation manager and creates a sense of responsibility among the staff, hence, increasing the efficiency of the complete system.


If you’re the operations manager we have been talking about and are in search of the best geofencing app to accurately track the timesheets, contact us and our team of staffing experts will assist you with the right technology software that not only streamlines your processes but also enhances the complete workforce system.

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