TimeForge is a powerful labor management tool and includes a number of features not found in other comparable software programs. For example, TimeForge allows staff members to clock in before their scheduled start time, but can require that employees show up for work within a certain grace period of the scheduled start time.
When an employee is too early to clock in, or too late to clock out, TimeForge will require that a manager become involved to allow the employee to clock in or out. More specifically, in these cases, the staff member must get permission from a manager before clocking in or out. Please note: Most of the clock in and clock out configuration settings can be enabled or disabled with a few clicks within TimeForge.
In some businesses, managers do not want to be interrupted with employees who are showing up early or late, and rely on a buddy system to allow employees to keep track of each other. To keep management from being frustrated by early and late staff members, TimeForge allows employees to work as a witness for each others early clock in and late clock out times.
Navigate to the Attendance Options
Locate the Attendance Options tab inside of TimeForge.
Set Up Grace Periods for Staff Members
Make sure to set up the correct grace periods for staff members who clock in early and clock out late.
Allow Employees to Witness Each Others Clock In and Clock Out
Make sure that the Allow other employees to witness an employee clock in option is set to Yes.
Other Staff Members Can Override the Early Clock In
When a staff member is too early to work, they will receive a pop-up window similar to the above image.
A manager can allow the staff member to clock in, or another employee can provide their own credentials (username and password, or fingerprint) to allow the employee to clock in.