By: Fingercheck Sep 18, 2014

Embracing the Remote Employee Trend

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, companies are allowing employees to work from home with increasing frequency.

The Census Bureau has reported that over 9% of employees spend at least one day a week working from home, a number that increased from 7% in 2007. Increasing improvements in technology, along with a universal move to

Increasing improvements in technology, along with a universal move to cloud-based software for databases and servers, has resulted in an overwhelming number of jobs that can be carried out remotely. Initially, the trend was met with skepticism and hesitation from management.

A Census Bureau infographic depicting the growth of Americans who report working from home from 2000 to 2010, with FingerCheck's online time clocks permitting employees to work from home.

Today, however, companies have started to take notice of the ability to increase productivity and cut costs by allowing employees to work remotely.

Remote working capabilities have allowed employees to work off-hours, answer emails, and has reduced the overall number of sick days and medical leave requests.

Executives everywhere are taking notice. While the trend has proven beneficial for CEOs thus far, it does present a number of challenges for human resource departments.

Attendance and productivity tracking is the leading obstacle to embracing this trend. Tracking staff attendance can be a challenge when everyone is reporting to their desks. Trying to track staff attendance with employees working from home can result in never-ending email exchanges, mounds of paperwork, and endless headaches.

Online time clocks are the perfect solution to these challenges. With online employee attendance tracking, executives can embrace this trend and use remote working capabilities to their advantage without sacrificing the ability to properly manage employee attendance. To learn more about how employee time clock software can help your business increase productivity and cut costs, visit

To learn more about how employee time clock software can help your business increase productivity and cut costs, visit FingerCheck.com today.

Specifically designed for small to mid-sized businesses, Fingercheck is an all-in-one solution for Payroll, HR, Time Tracking & everything in between.

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