Introducing attendance alarms

With more and more workplaces using our software to track time and attendance, it's worth noting our new attendance alarms.

Capturing employee attendance is one of the main use cases for Doorkeeper, especially for hourly paid staff where every minute counts. Not only do you need accurate attendance data - which Doorkeeper provides - but you probably want to know when someone shows up late or is logging more hours than required. Why? Because it can cost your business tens of thousands of dollars a year depending on how many worksites and employees you have.  

Even for salaried staff it can be helpful to know whose attendance is tardy or who regularly works extended hours. Not just from a performance perspective but for health and safety reasons too. Some workplaces require employees to work no more than a set number of hours as tiredness can lead to accidents, especially within workplaces that deal with dangerous machinery or equipment.

Doorkeeper attendance filters and reports let you easily look at what times employees signed in and out and the hours totalled. But to go a step further and save you time, we now have attendance alarms so you can sit back and be alerted when a worker doesn’t meet your attendance requirements.  

How do attendance alarms work?

Attendance alarms can be setup to notify you when:

• Nobody from a group is checked in
• Someone from a group is checked in
• Someone is not checked in
• Someone is checked in

Let’s look at a use case for each.

Nobody from a group is checked in
Imagine a workplace that has a showroom that is open to the public from 9am every weekday. You can set up an attendance alarm to be notified if nobody with the label “Showroom Staff” has checked in by 9am.

Someone from a group is checked in
Imagine a workplace where for security reasons, no visitors should be onsite past 4pm. You can set up an attendance alarm to be notified if someone with the label “Visitor” is still checked in at 4pm.  

Someone is not checked in
Imagine a workplace that has engaged a contractor to work 7am - 3pm every Monday and Wednesday. You can set up an attendance alarm to be notified if that individual hasn’t turned up by 7am on those days.

Someone is checked in
Similar to the scenario above, you can set up an attendance alarm to know if that same contractor is still checked in post 3:00pm those days.

Ready to set up an attendance alarm? You can find instructions here on how to set things up!

If you need help or have any feedback on the attendance alarms, please email or call our support team.

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