UK sports centre scores with biometric attendance system
17 November 2014 17:14 GMT

Fingerprints of staff ‘clocking in’ are compared against a stored profile and the identity and time record sent directly to payroll software.

Staff at Writhlington Sports and Leisure in England’s Somerset say a new biometric time and attendance system incorporating fingerprint scanners is a boon for both its customers and staff.

Using a system installed by Bodet, fingerprints of staff ‘clocking in’ are compared against a stored profile and the identity and time record sent directly to payroll software.

Previously staff had to manually complete time sheets each week, with management spending hours every month checking them for errors. A server now generates customised reports of time and attendance for operational management teams.

“This new system is benefiting both staff and customers. Now we don’t have to manually check time sheets, the management team have more time to devote to customer service and ensure that everything runs smoothly," said Writhlington Sports Centre’s director of leisure, Matt Wise.

“As with any sport-based activity, safety is paramount, and we need to know that all areas are fully staffed. Now we have real time attendance data, we can see immediately who is on site, and if there are any absences," he added.

In June, leading UK telecoms firm Talk Talk installed a biometric time and attendance system developed by Bodet at its Solihull headquarters and five of its regional shops in the UK.

The French-based Bodet Group has been developing time measurement products since the 1860s. The Group has five subsidiaries across Europe exporting to 60 countries and has expanded from clock-making into IT-based time and attendance, controlled access, school class change systems and sports scoreboards.

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