Attendence Management

Attendance management is the way you keep track of employee hours. Attendance management can be done by recording employee hours on paper, using spreadsheets, punching time cards, or using online time and attendance software for your business.

How to track employee time

There are several ways you can set up an attendance management system.


You can make a timesheet on a piece of paper. You can use a simple notebook. You or employees can write down the dates and times worked. You can then use the information to pay employees.

Time clock

You can install a time clock system at your business. Employees will need to punch their time when they arrive at or leave work. There are some costs to set up and maintain a time clock.


You can create a timekeeping spreadsheet on your computer. You will have to enter employee hours into the spreadsheet.

With a spreadsheet, you might be able to create formulas that will calculate employee wages.

Time and attendance software

You can purchase online time and attendance software to use as your attendance management system. With time and attendance software, you can enter employee time. Employees can also input their used sick and vacation time.