Staffing Company Saves Time and Creates Efficiences with PayClock(R) Online Cloud-based Time and Attendance Solution

One of the largest staffing companies in the Northeast has improved accuracy, saved time and created operational efficiencies, thanks to Lathem’s cloud-based time and attendance solution, PayClock Online.

As one of the largest employment staffing providers in South Jersey and Philadelphia, The Protocall Group in Cherry Hill, N.J., supplies about 2,500 temporary employees each week to client companies. They’re also responsible for administering their time and attendance records and processing payrolls.The staffing company needed a better way to increase efficiencies when managing the employees’ time records, as they were using manual timekeeping, which is prone to human error and inaccuracies.

Today, the company uses Lathem’s PayClock Online cloud-based time and attendance system to administer employee time and process payroll for Protocall temporary employees working at four client locations, including two industrial bakeries, a custom printer and a food service company. For the food service customer, Protocall places as many as 150 employees each week.

“At some customer locations, temp employees were using old-school punch clocks with paper time cards. There was the potential for missed punches and incorrect totals,” said Trevor Knauss, Protocall Staffing payroll/billing coordinator. “We upgraded to Lathem’s cloud-based time and attendance system because it reduces errors, saves time and integrates with our payroll processing software.”

This integration eliminates errors caused by manual entry and streamlines payroll processing for temporary employees.

Knauss said, “We were spending as much as five hours a week on payroll processing, and that doesn’t include the work that was done before the time and attendance records got to us. Now it takes just an hour or two a week, a 60 percent reduction.”

Other benefits include accessing time records from anywhere and allowing multiple users with varying levels of permission to review records, he said.

PayClock Online also helps Protocall with scheduling and filling orders for temporary workers. While the system is deployed for four client locations to date, he said the company plans to expand to additional client locations in the future.

About PayClock Online

PayClock Online is a cloud-based solution that enables businesses to manage employee time and attendance anytime, anywhere with an Internet connection. This web-based employee timekeeping system allows managers to quickly process payroll on their own time, when it is most convenient for them. Mobile functionality lets managers track employees’ hours or administer payroll from their own mobile devices. It’s easy to set up office-based or remote employees to clock in and out from their computers, mobile devices, and even Lathem time clocks, enabling them to view their own time records and paid time off information on the web without supervisor assistance. PayClock Online easily integrates with popular payroll software systems like QuickBooks, Paychex, ADP and more.

About Lathem

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Lathem is the leading provider of durable and affordable timekeeping products for business. Since 1919, Lathem remains a family-owned and operated US manufacturer. More than 1 million organizations worldwide use a Lathem solution every day to help manage their business, including commercial wall clocks, time stamps, mechanical and biometric employee time clocks, and Lathem’s PayClock Online time & attendance system.