# “It’s Only 5 Minutes!”

What is “It’s only 5 minutes” really costing you? If you are using time sheets, how often are your employees’ “write-in” times fudged just a little bit? If you are using a time clock/time cards, how often are the totals rounded off just a little for ease of calculating?

How often are mathematical errors made in tabulating hours worked? (Think you can add up time cards error free? Look what manual timekeeping may be costing you!

How often are employees forgetting to clock in or out with omissions inaccurately guessed at days later?

These little errors occur more often than you think and are costing your company a significant amount of money!

### Chances Are Your Employees Are Being Over Paid!

After many extensive studies by the American Payroll Association and many other businesses nationwide, it has been determined that employees are overpaid from 1% to 8% of their annual wage simply due to the errors that commonly occur in manually recording and calculating hours worked. “It’s only 5 minutes” adds up quickly. The table below shows what a miscalculation of “just 5 minutes” (1%) a day per employee is costing your company annually.

Hourly Rate 10 Employees 25 Employees 50 Employees 100 Employees
\$7.50 \$1,593.75 \$3,984.50 \$7,969.00 \$15,937.50
\$8.50 \$1,810.50 \$4,526.25 \$9,052.50 \$18,105.00
\$9.50 \$2,040.00 \$5,100.00 \$10,200.00 \$20,400.00
\$10.50 \$2,231.30 \$5,578.25 \$11,156.50 \$22,313.00
\$12.50 \$2,656.30 \$6,640.75 \$13,281.50 \$26,563.00
\$15.00 \$3,187.50 \$7,968.75 \$15,937.50 \$31,875.00

*Based on 8 hours/day, 5 days/week, 255 working days/year.
Example- \$7.50/60min = .125 x 5min = \$.625 x 255 = \$159.375 x 10 employees = \$1,593.75 per year.

(Keep in mind  these dollar amounts are just the cost of 5 minute (1%) errors in reporting, calculating or recording hours worked!  These figures do not include the additional 30 – 40% average employee overhead and burden cost that all companies experience. Nor do these figures include the cost of all the work involved in using and maintaining a manual timekeeping system!)

### Accurate Timekeeping is Essential

In today’s competitive market, accurate timekeeping is essential to controlling your labor costs! Time & Pay provides you with a fully functional automated system that eliminates these hidden error costs by accurately calculating employees’ hours helping to ensure they get paid only for the time they work. Our systems provide you with detailed time and attendance information that will help you easily monitor the attendance habits of your employees, control unproductive time with consistency and precisely determine your labor costs. What does this mean for you? You’ll get the tools you need to control and define your labor costs while eliminating all the work, errors and maintenance costs associated with manual timekeeping….all of which add directly to your bottom line. Time & Pay’s automated timekeeping services  give you the tools you need to better manage your business!