Sports and Leisure Centre goes Biometric
A Somerset Sports and Leisure has gone biometric with the introduction of digital fingerprint scanners for staff to clock on and off shifts. This not only saves time for all staff, but accurate time and attendance data ensures staff get correct paychecks every month
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November 24, 2014 (FPRC) -- Writhlington Sports and Leisure, who employ over 70 staff, has made paper-based timesheets redundant by installing a new time and attendance system that incorporates digital fingerprint scanners.The new biometric system means clocking in and out is now totally automated saving time for staff at every level.
Writhlington Sports Centre, operated by Writhlington Trust, employs over 70 staff and is a “not for profit” organisation providing a diverse range of sports and leisure activities for local communities and surrounding areas. They provide a broad range of facilities for adults and children, including a fitness suite, a soft play activity centre, and facilities for badminton, tennis, cricket and football, together with a variety of courses, like gymnastics and trampolining.
The paper-based system used by the Centre meant not only did each staff member have to manually complete time sheets each week, but it also took the management hours every month to check them for errors, in order to produce a monthly report for payroll.
The new system, supplied and installed by Bodet Ltd, streamlines clocking on or off as each staff member simply places their finger onto the biometric reader pad as they arrive or leave. The fingerprint is compared against a stored profile and the identity and time record is sent directly to the Kelio Integral software on the main server which then generates customised reports of time and attendance for payroll and operational management teams.
Writhlington Sports Centre’s director of leisure, Matt Wise, commented, “This new system is benefiting both staff and customers. Now we don’t have to manually check time sheets, the management team have more time to devote to customer service and ensure that everything runs smoothly. As with any sport-based activity, safety is paramount, and we need to know that all areas are fully staffed. Now we have real time attendance data, we can see immediately who is on site, and if there are any absences. We can ensure that we have effective cover for all areas and that safety isn’t compromised. The software also generates tailored management reports. Current and historic attendance information can be accessed at the press of a button so management teams have accurate staffing data for performance management and future planning at every level.”
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More about Bodet Ltd
Bodet Ltd is the British subsidiary of French-based Bodet Group which have been leading the market in time measurement products since the 1860s. The Group have five subsidiaries across Europe exporting to 60 countries and have expanded from clock-making into IT-based time and attendance, controlled access, school class change systems and sports scoreboards.
The Bodet Group has over 30,000 clients including Fedex, Serco, TalkTalk and the European Parliament as well as state and independent schools and individual public sector institutions such as DVLA and NHS.
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