A Time Card is a tool for employees to track their hours worked. It is either filled in by hand or stamped electronically by a time clock.
What is a Time Card, and what are best practices, tools and templates for teams and organizations?
Definition of Time Card
Description of Time Card
The most basic form of a Time Card is a card with the employee’s name and identification number on it. The employee is required to have it stamped by a Time Clock when they arrive for work, when they leave for lunch, and when they leave for the day. Other forms are of a Time Card are a manual version on which an employee hand writes this same information over a number of days during their pay cycle.
More recently, Time Cards have evolved so that the employee can swipe a magnetic strip, scan a barcode, or bring an RFID tag near a reader to record the start and end of their shift. The latest technological advancement in Time Cards includes the use of “smartclocks” which come with touch screens, color displays, wireless networking and cameras to monitor and deter employees from clocking each other in and out.
Tools & Templates
Time Card tools include a technological range of options, from card stock paper for stamping in a Time Clock during pay period intervals to cloud-based solutions.
upBOARD's Online Time Card Tools & Templates
upBOARD’s online Time Card collaboration tools allows any team or organization to instantly begin working with our web templates and input forms. Our digital platform goes far beyond other software tools by including progress dashboards, data integration from existing documents or other SaaS software, elegant intuitive designs, and full access on any desktop or mobile device.