Out of the countries surveyed, using mandatory time and attendance (time and attendance) registration is most popular in the UK with 63% of respondents saying that it is expected for all employees. The Netherlands is least likely to use mandatory time and attendance registration (42%) compared to its European counterparts. That country is also the most selective when it comes to implementing tracking, with 23% of Dutch organisations using mandatory time and attendance registration for only some employees. Out of the countries surveyed, France scored the lowest when it came to not implementing registration at all. Overall, time and attendance registration is less often used in companies with less than 50 employees: 60% don’t have time and attendance registration. In companies with more than 50 employees, 92% use time and attendance registration for at least some employees.
Out of the countries surveyed, the most popular reasons for using time and attendance registration are for HR efficiency (40%), financial tasks and monitoring (36%) and workforce capacity planning (35%). Other possible reason include compliance and legal reasons (32%) or because of the demand for flexibility (32%).
Compliance and HR efficiency are more often mentioned in companies with 100 or more employees. In France, Germany, and The Netherlands workforce capacity planning and HR efficiency are more often mentioned than in the other countries. In Belgium, Germany and the UK financial & monitoring is most often the main reason to use time and attendance. In France, compliancy is most often the main reason, while in the Netherlands workforce capacity planning is the main reason.
Interestingly, some organisations just implement time and attendance registration for some of their staff, rather than as a standard practice for all. In situations where it is not mandatory for all employees, it generally depends on the job type of the employee (47%) or job level (25%). In companies where time and attendance registration is not mandatory for all employees, it is more often only for white collars (23%) than only for blue collars (19%).
Peter s’Jongers, CEO of Protime: “More than half of European organisations already work with time registration. Almost a third (32%) do this, among other things, to facilitate flexible working. This will strongly increase in the future and the demand for online time registration systems will frequently come from the employees themselves. In today's society, where work and private life increasingly intertwine, employees demand more flexibility to determine their own working time and location. In the war for talent, online registration tools therefore have an important role to play. "
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The online survey was answered by 502 senior professionals across Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK. The survey aimed to measure the usage and attitudes concerning time and attendance registration in companies and the reasons behind these practices.
The sample is representative of the specific local labour markets, with the same composition as to statute ((blue-collar) workers, office workers and civil servants), gender, region, work regime, language, educational degree and organisation size as that of the active labour population in the countries concerned.
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