How to reduce employee screen touches on the time clock device

By default, the time clock mobile app does typically require at least two screen touches (pressing two buttons) in order to clock IN or OUT. These touches can be useful to help provide context to the employee clocking IN, and also to involve the employee in acknowledging that they are starting or ending their shift.

However, some organizations may prefer to streamline the employee clocking process to reduce the number of screen touches required for the worker to clock IN or OUT. This approach has several benefits, including speeding up the punch process, reducing employee error and confusion, and minimizing exposure to germs due to employees all touching the same screen.

To enable these streamlining options, go in the Console to Settings => Devices => Defaults => Feature Settings, as shown in the following screenshot.


If you check "Streamline employee interaction with time clock", it will enable the two checkbox options under it, which you can alternatively decide to enable only or the other:

  • Default to Employee login view - This option will skip the Employee Start screen, and always maintain the face capture, pin or QR code prompt instead. For example, the worker would just need to stand in front of the screen, and without touching the screen it will attempt to recognize the worker's face. After face recognition completes, the screen will automatically move on to personalized Clock IN/OUT screen.
  • Auto punch upon employee login - If checked, this option will automatically punch the worker IN or OUT without having to push the Clock IN or OUT button. This option comes with two additional settings:
    • Auto punch delay seconds - How long to wait before automatically punching the worker. By default, there is a 3 second delay, in order to allow the worker to quickly exit without committing a punch. Some organizations prefer to lower this setting to 0 seconds, and immediately punch the worker.
    • Auto punch requires last punch not within minutes - This setting is particularly useful if the Auto punch delay is set to 0 seconds. It helps avoid the worker clocking IN and OUT (or OUT and then IN) in short succession, in case they sign back in to double check their total hours.
    • Exit delay seconds - How long to wait after auto punch completes before exiting back to the Start screen. Defaults to 20 seconds. The exit delay timer resets each time the device screen is touched. Some organizations may wish to decrease this delay in order to speed up the punching process for multiple workers without having to touch the screen.


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