What Is An Employee Timesheet?
Managing employee working hours record in a sheet is what timesheet is all about. Wiki says “A timesheet is a method for recording the amount of a worker’s time spent on each job”. Another way of looking at it is a document or entry program used to record actual labor time against an order or project, that may also specify the operation, location and category or type of task being performed is a Timesheet.
A timesheet is a record of time spent on a job by an employee originally for the employer to determine the payroll. They are an old concept and used to be paper and in some cases still are. The terminology of Timesheets became more prominint with increasing availability of software systems to generate employee timesheets automatically. Timesheets has the records of start and end time of tasks, or just the duration.
In this industry we find many companies providing web-based timesheet software or services that provide a means to track time for payroll.
There are installed intranet software used by companies to record employee working hours. The way some of them go about is from the time you logged into your PC till you logged out the evening. This means you have a fixed location to work into with a fixed position and PC. I am not sure how well it goes for on field and rotation employees. Another good one that I find is web based. You use this technology to punch in your attendance from any internet connected PC by going to a defined url and entering your username, password and company name.
The best part is you can access your very own timesheet from anywhere and this is fun. Termed as “On Demand Services”, this industry is booming very fast and now companies need not even bother to maintain and save their employee timesheet records. This means no heavy hard drives, no servers and no reporting sortwares. Its basically a type of outsourced labor thats been automated.
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