Time and attendance

Human Calculation Errors

Erroneous wages paid

The American Payroll Association estimates that the rate of human error in time card preparation is between 1% and 8%..

The Cost: Therefore, a conservative 2% human error rate on a $12,000 payroll would equal $240.00 in erroneous wages paid per pay period. Moreover, the cost to re-issue correct payroll amounts (if the error is detected and reported) further increases your cost of human error.

Manual Time Card Preparation

Employee punch cards

The average payroll clerk spends 7 minutes per time card each pay period:

  • Preparing and handling time cards
  • Verifying time card totals
  • Computing time card totals
  • Computing shift and departmental totals
  • Reconstructing lost or damaged cards

The Cost: Preparing 100 time cards will take an estimated 11.67 hours to complete. At an average clerical wage of $15.00 per hour, time card preparation would cost $175.05 per pay period.

Manual Time Card Preparation

Employee punch cards

Did you know that just 15 employees receiving pay for merely 4 minutes of “wasted” time per day [untracked breaks,extended lunches, over-approximated punch times, etc. ] will total 1380 minutes [23 hours] of additional pay per month?

The Cost: If your average pay rate is $10.00 per hour, then you pay an extra $230.00 each month for labor worked.


Payroll Solution Finder

Payroll Solution Finder

Payroll Solution Finder

Payroll Solution Finder

Payroll Solution Finder

Everything in the form was correctly filled if all the steps have a green checkmark icon.