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Timesheets: the start of a better time tracking

Jazmin Lopez

Are you tired of relying on outdated, cumbersome methods to track the hours your teams work? 

Knowing this data is critical to ensuring an accurate payroll system. Yet, many businesses fail to consider an upgrade as part of their overall operational strategy. 

The good news? It's never too late to get started. Our Excel timesheet template takes care of the busy work for you, so you can focus on more mission-critical tasks.

Today, we're breaking this timesheet template down to its core. We'll show you how it works, what it captures and how you can get your own timesheet template today.

Ready to learn more? Let's dive in.

Why does time tracking matter?

As long as the job gets done, does it matter who contributed which hours? Of course it does, especially considering the EU working time directive rules.

Accurate time and attendance software helps ensure that all employees receive the pay they're due. It can also help managers recognise and acknowledge team players who go above and beyond. This can lead to monetary rewards, time off or other incentives.

With our timesheet template, employees can keep track of every hour they work, in addition to overtime hours. The lines are simple and straightforward, with no guesswork involved.

This helps solve any confusion that can erupt with manual systems. When less is left open to opinion or error, no one's stuck making assumptions.

The result? Payroll accounting accuracy that you can trust.

At the end of the day, employees aren't trying to reinvent the wheel. They want a simple solution for routine tasks. When you make time tracking as easy as providing them with a timesheet template, you deliver on those expectations.

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What's included in the timesheet template?

When you open the timesheet template, you'll see lines in which to enter the hours you've worked every day. The resulting records are free of any errors.

The timesheet template also includes an overtime calculator so you can keep that data present but separate. You can even use the tool to calculate pay for hourly or per-project employees.

This is a payroll task that can turn into a complicated jumble in larger organisations.

Discerning which employees are full-time, which are part-time and who's around on an hourly basis can be a challenge.

Why should you go this route?

The answer is simple: The formulas are ready to work for you. They provide the level of transparency needed between employees and their supervisors.

Now that you know how our Excel timesheet template operates, are you ready to try it out for yourself?

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