Time Management System Improves Productivity
UK glass rooflight manufacturer Glazing Vision has installed a Bodet biometric time and attendance system at its Norfolk factory which employs 125 staff.
After reviewing alternatives to archaic, manual time sheets, the manufacturer which is celebrating its 25th anniversary selected Bodet's Kelio Visio system which provided the only solution with a terminal that allows staff to clock on using either biometric or personalised fobs.
Glazing Vision HR manager, Mick Placzek, says:
"Biometric was our preferred option as it eliminates ‘buddy punching’ so is more reliable. However, some of the production staff experience issues with glues or cuts from the glass, so fingerprints could be unreliable and in those cases, fobs are an alternative. Some concerns were expressed about the system storing fingerprint records but Bodet ensured us that their system was completely secure and fully GDPR compliant."
The Kelio software solution does not store biometric fingerprints but analyses fingerprints during a biometric recording to extract specific characteristics that are then encrypted in a non-reversible digital format.
The manufacturer also opted for a cloud hosted solution with biometric software as a service (SaaS) functionality to avoid risks and ongoing costs associated with hosting software on its own servers. SaaS also provides software upgrades on request.
Placzek who believes the automated time and attendance system has created additional benefits and even changed his company's culture, adds:
"Every employee knows that he or she will be paid for all the work they do, including overtime and extra shifts. Management can access accurate real-time data reports on their PC, so they know who is on-site and at their workplace at any time. Should any employees be late or absent, the Kelio software creates alerts so that supervisors can call in extra staff if needed to ensure production rotas are fully manned.
"The increase in productivity we have gained means the system will pay for itself many times over and help ensure Glazing Vision remains a world class leader in our field."
More about Glazing Vision
Glazing Vision are technical experts in the design, manufacture and supply of engineered, architectural glass rooflights for residential and commercial buildings. Glazing Vision are a UK manufacturer and invest heavily in new technologies, equipment and expertise, manufacturing all their rooflight products at a 65,000 sq ft factory in the heart of rural England. As well as stock products, Glazing Vision offer a bespoke in-house rooflight design service, custom-building rooflights to order and work closely with leading architectural practices across the world. Glazing Vision has expanded internationally, and now services mainland Europe and the USA.