Mobile Clocking Apps – A Must Have for the Post-Pandemic “Hybrid Working” Trend

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Mobile clocking apps will become must-have solutions as part of the increasingly popular ‘hybrid-working’ trend – a combination of home and office working, which is set to continue in 2021, HR and workforce management experts believe.

Working from home is likely to become the norm for many employees, with some of the world’s largest tech-employers, such as Indeed and Google, extending their work-from-home policies to summer 2021 and both planning to accommodate remote work indefinitely. Microsoft offered it indefinitely, too, and all of its employees can work from home less than 50% of the time without approval.

There is also the growing trend towards ‘hybrid-working’. A survey of US workers showed that 55% want a mixture of home and office working. In the UK, employers expect the proportion of regular home workers to double, from 18% pre-pandemic to 37% post-pandemic.

Experts believe that employers should make very good use of absence management technology to keep track of people who are off sick, as well as those on annual leave or who may be self-isolating at home. This is beneficial for keeping an eye on employees’ wellbeing as having a lot of time off sick could indicate a problem, as well as ensuring people are taking regular holidays.

Having both remote and office workers can make it more challenging for employers to manage staff and to check on their health and wellbeing, but making use of technology can make this easier and ensure that there is no loss of productivity.


The Mobile Self Service Module (SSM) within the Tensor.NET Time & Attendance offers superb accuracy and a friendly user-interface, complemented by best-in-class workforce productivity-enhancing features.

The Tensor Mobile SSM is a cross-platform app that transforms any iOS, Android or Windows Phone mobile device into a powerful personnel management tool. Available as a free download via the iTunes Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store, Tensor Mobile SSM allows users to Clock IN and OUT at their respective locations, as well as requesting a period of absence, viewing remaining leave entitlements, recent clocking history and current flexitime balance. The system implements role based security, allowing administrators to easily choose which combination of features employees will have permission to access.

Additionally, mobile users will be able to easily book ON or OFF production jobs, and also receive notifications when their absence, clocking amendment or flexitime adjustment requests are approved or rejected.

Supervisors receive notifications when sub-ordinates create requests and can easily authorise or reject any requested periods of absence, absence cancellations or flexitime adjustments. The management of requests is made easy with the aid of a consolidated calendar displaying the absences of all subordinate employees.

Given its mobile nature, the application also offers a special provision to mitigate the possible connectivity losses, by storing all of the requests on the mobile device and transferring them immediately after a network connection is re-established.

Mobile clockings and job bookings, once submitted, are transferred to the central Tensor.NET application. In addition, the employee’s geographical position is also ascertained from their mobile device’s location and the employee’s movements and clocking records are plotted on a map viewable in Tensor.NET.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor Mobile SSM app, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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