Dinosaurs, like cavemen, didn’t used to know about the time management. But in 1754 BC, the Hammurabi Code established different rates for specific types of work.
TIME IS MONEY
This statement is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, one of the best lawyers of his time, as well as inventor, diplomat, writer, journalist and founding father of the United States.
Benjamin Franklin was able to account for nearly every minute of his day. He influenced the American labour market: employers wanted to make sure that they only paid for the time that employees worked and employees wanted to make sure that they were paid for the time they spent. This is how the need for a time tracker arose. The manual timekeeping system on paper did not work well: it was based on trust, employees' accuracy and was not protected from mistakes.
TIME PIONEER WILLAND BANDY
The world had to wait for the end of the XIX century, until Willard Bundy invented several versions of the time recorder - a mechanical device that workers turned on, coming to work, and turned off, leaving. The invention turned out to be so popular that all the next century companies only improved Bundy's original watches. Willard's invention was not appreciated only by the "man-man" industries (for example, law), where they preferred payment by project.
In 1900, in order to consolidate its success, Bundy merged with several other similar industries to create the International Time Recorder Company, whose representative offices were scattered all over the world: from Europe to Canada.
DIGITAL AGE OF TIME MANAGEMENT
With the computer technology, it became clear: timekeeping on paper is a thing of the past. The Excel online time-trackers have taken over the baton from Bandy. But the electronic tools in this form did not change the concept of time tracking: employees still had to enter their working hours. Employers were able to automatically calculate the time spent, but it was almost impossible to create weekly, monthly and annual reports.
A separate place is occupied by complex timekeeping systems that consist of an input terminal, where an employee enters his or her identification number or use a personal card, and a separate server, where the data is stored.
The online time tracker Checkiant combines the advantages of all the modern timekeeping systems: time-tracker is intuitively understandable to use, not overloaded with unnecessary functions and at the same time gives a number of features that are not available in simple time-trackers (for example, SMS-reminder, real time data viewing, automatic calculation of wage based on hourly rates).