Time Clock Notifications and Auto Clock Out

Simple notifications that bring significant productivity

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Written by Romi Oppenheim
Updated over a week ago

Connecteam's Time Clock is designed to allow you to easily track your employee's work hours and make payroll a breeze. With just a few clicks, your employees can clock in and out from their mobile device or desktop and easily document relevant information such as the project they worked on, the equipment used, or the mileage spent while on the job/shift. As a manager, you can easily see what’s going on with your employees on a daily basis, communicate with your employees, edit their timesheets and when ready, export the information for payroll.

We understand that your business' day-to-day can be hectic, and you can find yourself out of the loop on what's happening with your employee's time-tracking. With the help of the notification settings within the Time Clock, you can come ready and surprise-free to payroll days and stay on top of your admin's and employee's actions.

In this article, we will go over:

How do I get to the Notifications tab?

  1. Access your Time Clock

  2. Click Settings

  3. Click the notifications tab

  4. Select the notifications you wish to get and click Save changes

Here's a short video showing how to access these notifications:

Notifications for Employee Activity

Employee activities are actions your employees may take in the time clock feature.

Choose to receive notifications if:

  • An employee adds a shift

  • An employee edits a shift

  • An employee exceeds work hour limits

  • An employee was auto-clocked out of a shift

  • You have a certain number of requests pending approval 

Pro Tip: You can customize which actions your employees are allowed to compete in the Time Clock via the Customize tab

Notifications for Admin Activity

Admin activities are actions your admins may take in the time clock feature.

Choose to receive notifications if:

  • An admin approved/declined a shift

Time Clock notifications are all activated by default, but you can adjust them from your Time Clock settings. Please note that each admin with admin access to the Time Clock will be able to customize their notifications to fit their needs,

Note: You can customize whether you get these notifications via mobile, web push, or email

What is a Web Push?

A web push is a notification delivered through your web browser. Web push is supported by Chrome or Firefox browsers. Web notifications appear on the top right corner of your screen. This notification is not stored on your computer and can't be retrieved once closed.

What is a Mobile Push?

A mobile push is a notification delivered through your smartphone. The mobile push appears on your smartphone's screen. This notification is not stored in your smartphone and can't be retrieved once closed.

Here's how it will look on your device (cute animal background not included):

What is Auto Clock Out?

This capability contributes to the accuracy of your timesheets and prevents unauthorized overtime. You can decide that the employee will be clocked out automatically after a certain amount of hours if they did not do it manually. Auto-clock out is available from our Advanced plan on the Operations Hub.

You can activate auto clock out from your Time Clock settings. Remember to save changes.

If you want to learn more about how to utilize the Time Clock's general settings, check out this article to help you get started.

Want to learn more about utilizing the Time Clock to better facilitate time-tracking?

Check out our Help Center collection, "The Time Clock: An Operations Hub Feature".

Need more guidance? 🙋 Our LIVE support team (at the bottom right corner of your screen) replies in under 5 mins to ANY question.

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