BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Considered as one of the vital factors in any working environment, is tracking the working hours of employees for their payroll. Tracking the working hours is a prime necessity for computing wages. The record keeping tracks of some companies were long handled by using diversity of manual system. Although today’s technology is far more advanced, most working environment is still using manual method commonly known as the punch cards and payroll sheet. This method is good, but tedious and time consuming.
The need for fast, efficient and accurate way of monitoring time and computing the salary is prevalent. Modern means must be implemented to improve the quality of work normally done in manual manner. A quick utilization of recording the working hours is impossible, but now, electronic data processing has revolutionized information – handling techniques. The manual tracking of working hours and computation of the salary of some company has been argued by the employees. The biggest controversy has focused on how automation affects employment.
There are other important aspects of automation including its effect on productivity, economic competition, education and quality of life. Nearly all industrial installation of automation involves replacement of manual system and human labor by an automated computerized system. Therefore, one of the direct effects of automation in some operations is the dislocations of human labors from the workplace. Labor unions have argued and many companies have adopted the policy but that would only mean that workers displaced by automation should be retained for other or the same positions perhaps increasing their skill levels in the process. Hence in this study, time monitoring and consumption of salary can be more quick and accurate.
Visits to several companies have been made in the past few weeks, which revealed some problems encountered with the operation of...