Digital time tracking has many advantages over time tracking with paper time cards. Digital time tracking reduces errors and mistakes by automating the recording of hours worked. Crews clock in and out digitally, so they never have to remember their exact hours. Security features ensure workers can’t bloat their hours. It makes for a smooth, easy process that holds everyone accountable; managers are assured workers aren’t fudging their hours and workers are assured they’re accurately paid for every hour worked, including overtime. Plus, it’s more efficient as logged time is automatically updated in your payroll system. 

There are many time tracking solutions and the majority of them either use an app or a desktop program. And while this is ok for some industries, construction companies sometimes need a different and better solution. Enter the portable job clock Portable time clocks, like ExakTime’s JobClock Hornet, are made for industries that work in the field, like construction, contracting and other heavy-duty jobsites. They are weatherproof and operate in the harshest weather, from -23˚C (-10˚F) to 76˚C (170˚F).  

How Does a Portable Time Clock Work? 

Job clocks are pieces of time tracking equipment physically located on a jobsite, usually attached to a fence or pole but that can be mounted anywhere. Employees carry keytabs on their keyrings and touch them to the JobClock Hornet to clock in and out. Admins can assign multiple-colored key fobs to represent different job codes and/or locations, giving companies the ability to track labor costs on jobs.  

The JobClock Hornet sends time punches and cost code data to the cloud every hour, letting you manage your workforce as the week progresses. Time punches from JobClock Hornet appear in ExakTime Connect, which creates digital time cards and 12 instant and powerful labor management reports. Time punches gathered while out of range are automatically sent when cellular service is restored. 

Job clocks, like the JobClock Hornet, are also battery-powered, so no AC power source is required, and they can store up to 20,000 time punches, even if the battery runs out. Time punches gathered while out of range are automatically sent when cellular service is restored. 

Benefits of the JobClock Hornet 

Besides being able to stand up to harsh environments, job clocks skirt the issue of personal device use with your employees. Mobile phone use can be problematic on the jobsite. OSHA forbids mobile phone use relating to cranes and derricks and advises prohibiting use around any dangerous equipment. And employees may be resistant to using their personal phones for work. It’s understandable that some construction companies may choose to circumvent phone use altogether. A JobClock Hornet provides all the benefits of digital time tracking, without requiring employees use their personal devices. 

The JobClock Hornet: 

  • Provides accurate time tracking, saving time and money—no more time “rounding” remembering schedules or filling out time cards 
  • Allows data to be shared with your payroll system in seconds 
  • Is available to all employees, regardless if they have a phone or not 
  • Travels from jobsite to jobsite 
  • Updates every hour 
  • Withstands harsh outdoor conditions 

ExakTime’s JobClock Hornet also scales with your company. It allows you to track an unlimited number of employees and cost codes, so you’ll never have to worry about your time and attendance system falling behind the pace of your business success. 

Employee time tracking should be easy, convenient and work accurately if your employees have a phone or not. See how the JobClock Hornet can improve your time tracking by speaking to an expert today. 


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