UGO Foods improves efficiency with Bodet's biometric clocking system
Installation of a biometric time and attendance system for food manufacturer UGO Foods
UGO Foods employs over 100 production staff and operates a broad range of shifts as the company operates around the clock to supply retailers like Waitrose and John Lewis Food Halls.
The company decided on implementing Bodet’s biometric time and attendance system because its handscan terminals are easy to use and it is able to record reliable time and attendance information : “The staff took to the new system quickly as it was very easy for them to use,” said Samantha Hatton, HR manager of UGO Foods. “They simply place their hands on the scanner as they arrive or leave and the scanner captures the handprint which is compared against a stored profile to identify them.”
But the biggest benefit was experienced by the payroll department. The attendance data acquired by the hand scanners is linked directly into the calendar so it automatically registers each employee to the right shift and correct hourly rate. The only manual entries are to cover absences such as sickness and holidays or to change shifts. The software then generates an end of month report which can be used directly for payroll.
An added bonus is that the software also generates tailored management reports so that current and historic attendance information can be accessed at the press of a button. Management teams now have accurate real time data for performance management at every level and can identify trends at an early stage.
Hatton added, “As with any new system, there was a little concern from the staff initially, but now it’s settled in it’s been well received by the production staff. It has made things much easier for the payroll staff and we know the data is accurate and reliable. The tailored reporting also means we can manage our workforce more efficiently and increase productivity, which is a real benefit to the company.”