TimeForge University: Sick, Vacation, and PTO Approval 302

Managing sick, vacation, and PTO time is very important for many businesses. Normally, the approval process for leave is done similarly to payroll approval – on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. TimeForge reduces the amount of time needed to track sick, vacation, and PTO time. Businesses that track hourly wage workers, such as restaurants, retail businesses, hotels, c-stores, and many other types of businesses, profit from the speed and efficiency of the TimeForge Attendance software.

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With TimeForge Attendance, managing staff time sheets, sick and vacation time, and other attendance information has never been easier! Staff time sheets are always accurate, and are correctly totaled based on your payroll rules. Export payroll for a variety of payroll vendors, including QuickBooks, ADP, Paychex, SurePayroll, and other payroll companies. Benefit from TimeForge every day!

TimeForge University: Editing Time Cards by Employee 202

Adding or editing employee timesheets is an important part of any business, and it’s crucial that your labor management software make this process easy. Employees will forget to clock in or clock out, staff members will go on a long lunch break, or forget to take a meal break. TimeForge Attendance improves the timesheet editing process while calculating overtime and breaks automatically!

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Managing time cards and employee attendance in TimeForge is simple! Staff hours are accurate and totalled based on your business needs. Payroll exports are available for third party payroll vendors such as QuickBooks, ADP, Paychex, SurePayroll, and other payroll companies. Save time and money every day!

TimeForge University: Time Cards 201

Editing time cards is an important part of any labor management or workforce management software package. Employees will forget to clock in or clock out, staff members will forget to take a lunch break, or forget to take a break completely. TimeForge allows you to streamline the timesheet editing processing while calculating overtime and breaks automatically!

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TimeForge Attendance makes managing your employee time and attendance easy. Staff hours are always accurate, and correctly totaled according to your payroll rules. Exporting payroll to third party payroll vendors such as ADP, Paychex, QuickBooks, SurePayroll, and other payroll companies. Save time and money every day!

How Do I Clock Out Using Time Clock Mode?

TimeForge Attendance provides two different and distinct methods for employees to clock out, based on manager preference.

One method, described below, is to use the TimeForge Time Clock Mode, which displays a list of employees (including your name), and you can clock in or out by simply clicking on your name, and entering your password.

This method of clocking in and out is designed for use on shared computer systems.

Locate your name on the list of staff members (sorted alphabetically)

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On the list of staff members, click on Clock Out (or click on your name).

Enter your password, or use the Fingerprint Scanner

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To validate your clock out when using Time Clock Mode, you need to enter your password and/or press your finger on the Fingerprint Scanner.

Enter Tips, Mileage, and Notes when clocking out

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Before finalizing your Time Clock clock out, you may review your current time card. Specifically, TimeForge Attendance displays how long you have been clocked in during this shift, and what your total is for the week. You may also enter any declared tips, mileage calculations, or notes for management.

Choose Clock Out to complete the clock out process.

How Do I Clock In Using Time Clock Mode?

TimeForge Attendance provides two different and distinct methods for employees to clock in, based on manager preference.

One method, described below, is to use the TimeForge Time Clock Mode, which displays a list of employees (including your name), and you can clock in or out by simply clicking on your name, and entering your password.

This method of clocking in and out is designed for use on shared computer systems.

Locate your name on the list of staff members (sorted alphabetically)

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On the list of staff members, click on Clock In (or click on your name).

Enter your password, or use the Fingerprint Scanner

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To validate your clock in when using Time Clock Mode, you need to enter your password and/or press your finger on the Fingerprint Scanner.

Choose your Position before Clocking In

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Before finalizing your Time Clock clock in, choose the correct position or job code. If only one option is available, the option will be automatically chosen for you.

In the above screen shot, Bartender is the only option.

Click on Clock In to be clocked in to TimeForge.

Time Clock Mode knows when you clocked in …

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After clocking in successfully, your clock in date and time will be displayed next to your name.

How can I see the hours I have worked (view my time card)?

TimeForge Attendance tracks when you clock in or clock out, any tips received during the shift, and can also track any mileage you drove (for deliveries or other company business).

Attendance may be enabled or disabled by your management team.

Get to the Attendance Tab

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First, navigate to the “Attendance” tab.

From the “Today” Tab, you can click on the Attendance tab.

Enter a Date Range to view Attendance / Time Cards

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Choose a date range from the drop-down boxes. You may enter your own date range, or you can choose one of the pre-defined payroll periods which was set up by your management team.

View Your Time Card

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Your Time Card will be displayed on the screen, detailing dates and times that you clocked in or clocked out, the hours worked, your wage for the time period, and any tips, notes, or mileage that you recorded.

Additionally, a total of these relevant hours is displayed for your convenience.

How do I clock out from the Today Page?

TimeForge Attendance is a powerful online time clock system, which tracks when you clock in and clock out to allow easy preparation and review of payroll hours by the management team. In addition to basic clock in / out information, TimeForge Attendance can also track declared tips and mileage (for delivery drivers). You can enter notes about each shift, which can be reviewed by your manager at a later date.

Use TimeForge Attendance to clock out at the end of your shift, or for mandatory breaks (such as lunch breaks).

Depending on your specific manager’s rules, clocking out with TimeForge may require manager approval (if you are too early or too late), your clock out time may be rounded, and you may only be able to clock out from specific computer systems.

Go to the Today Page

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TimeForge Attendance controls clocking in and out on the Today Page.

If you are not allowed to clock out from the computer you are currently logged in to, you will see a message explaining that you cannot clock out from the current computer.

Clock Out of TimeForge Attendance

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When you are ready to clock out of TimeForge Attendance, enter any declared tips, mileage, or notes which are relevant to the shift.

Then click on the Clock Out button.

How do I clock in from the Today Page?

TimeForge Attendance is a powerful online time clock system, which tracks when you clock in and clock out to allow easy preparation and review of payroll hours by the management team. In addition to basic clock in / out information, TimeForge Attendance can also track declared tips and mileage (for delivery drivers). You can enter notes about each shift, which can be reviewed by your manager at a later date.

Use TimeForge Attendance to clock in at the beginning of your shift, or for mandatory breaks (such as lunch breaks).

Depending on your specific manager’s rules, clocking in with TimeForge may require manager approval (if you are too early or too late), your clock in time may be rounded, and you may only be able to clock in from specific computer systems.

Go to the Today Page

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TimeForge Attendance controls clocking in and out on the Today Page.

If you are not allowed to clock in from the computer you are currently logged in to, you will see a message explaining that you cannot clock in from the current computer.

Clock In to TimeForge Attendance

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If you are on a computer which allows employee clock ins with TimeForge Attendance, you will see a Clock In button.

Click on the Clock In button to clock yourself in.

If you have arrived too early for your shift, your manager may need to enter their username and password credentials to allow you to clock in.

Clock Out of TimeForge Attendance

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When you are ready to clock out of TimeForge Attendance, enter any declared tips, mileage, or notes which are relevant to the shift.

Then click on the Clock Out button.

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