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Employee Time Tracking: How to Keep Your Team on Task

May 26, 2020

As many companies adjust to managing employees remotely, it’s important to find ways to keep teams on task. We will explore the best ways to manage employee time tracking, especially with the increase of remote workers, and how implementing the right software can help improve productivity, trust, communication and your company’s bottom line.
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Benefits to Employee Time Tracking

Before COVID-19 impacted our workforce, 3.4% of the U.S. population was working remotely. Now, as that percentage has dramatically increased due to social distancing, employee time tracking has become more important than ever for employers.

Using the right employee tracking system can increase:

It’s important to put a time tracking system into action sooner than later so you can reap the benefits.


We all know time is money, so why would you have your employees guesstimate how much time they spend on work? Studies show the difference between the estimated work hours and the actual amount is costing your business a lot of money. But it doesn’t have to.

That’s where employee tracking systems, like Time Tracker by eBillity, help increase your revenue. This tracking software allows employees to automatically and accurately input every second they work on any device from anywhere.


Are you still using old-school punch clocks, spreadsheets or paper timesheets to track hours? Time tracking doesn’t have to be time consuming. In fact, it takes the time out of timesheets, for employees and employers. Have employees use timers and it can be as easy as a single click and tracks time down to the second.


From efficiency comes productivity. Once you are able to measure the efficiency of your employees, you can better manage the workload. Knowing realistic timeframes will better allow your team to create the deliverables needed in the right amount of time. Time tracking helps you see team bandwidth so projects can be delegated appropriately.


It’s said trust is a two-way street, but in order to establish trust, you need transparency. Accurate time tracking removes the mystery and miscommunication that comes with project timelines and work output. Employee time tracking software helps employers see the productivity of their team members, so a mutual respect of output and bandwidth can be established that benefits both sides.

What to Look for in Time Tracking Software.

Now that you understand the benefits to implementing employee time tracking software, it is time to find a platform that will work best for your company. If you are looking for an easy-to-use system that has established customers loyalty, Time Tracker by eBillity could be the right tool for you.

Here are 5 ways eBillity stands out when it comes to employee time tracking tools and remote work monitoring.

User-friendly Platform

Change can be daunting, especially when it comes to implementing a new time tracking system at work. The good news is it does not have to be difficult. Time Tracker by eBillity offers a user-friendly platform that requires little, if any, training. Once you log in, the dashboard shows you exactly what to do and where to go in order to set it up.

Time Tracker

Plus, the dashboard is also customizable with drag and drop functionality so you can easily move the widgets to prioritize the order.


That customizable piece allows for flexibility, which is important for employers to have when tracking time. Other flexible features include being able to input time from anywhere on a mobile app, time clock, tablet or your desktop. Employers can also switch to a time tracking method that works best for them: Time Cards, Timesheets or Timers.


The default setting on Time Tracker is Timers. Timers allow employees to track time down to the second with a single push of a button. It is especially useful for multi-taskers because they can open up multiple timers, so customer invoices can be more accurate.

Time Card

The Time Card option allows employees to easily clock in and out of their shifts, take scheduled breaks and switch between projects, customers and service items easily. There are different views that allow you to see all customers and weeks at once,  which can make inputting time simple.

Every account includes weekly timesheets which is our most popular method for capturing time in blocka – simple and efficient way to keep track of time.

Customer Support

Maybe the most important differentiator of Time Tracker is the free support offered to customers. It’s important to get answers as soon as they are needed, which is why eBillity provides customer support in many ways including phone, email and online chat.

Keep Your Team on Task with Time Tracker

eBillity knows how important it is to listen to our customers and constantly upgrade and update our software. If you are one of the many companies adjusting to a remote workforce, or if you are just ready to put a more efficient employee time tracking tool in place, try eBillity’s Time Tracker free trial today. No credit card required.

Why leave it there?

If you are one of the many companies adjusting to a remote workforce, or if you are just ready to put a more efficient employee time tracking tool in place try eBillity’s Time Tracker free trial today

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