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Setup work from home as a clocking event
Setup work from home as a clocking event

Have employees clock-in and out of "work from home"

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Written by Miha Suznik
Updated over a week ago

Setting up work from home can be done in two ways:

  • As a clocking event

  • As an absence event

To understand the difference between both types of events, please, check out the following article:

In this example, we are creating a clocking event.

What do we need?

  • A category
    defines the type of time we are tracking

  • A clocking or absence event
    the event used by employees to clock the time

  • A counter
    counts the time so it is available on reports

Setting up a category:

Go to Settings >> Category Definitions and Add a new category:

Give it a name (work at home), set time to be counted as Paid and Presence status as Absent.

You can also choose an Icon that will be shown on the calendar and timeline views.

Setting up a clocking event

In this case, employees must "start" working at home by clocking-in and conclude work at home with a Departure event. The time between start and finish is counted accurately in hours, minutes and seconds.

The event can be selected along with other clocking buttons on the web, the mobile app, or time terminals.

Go to Settings >> Event definitions and add a new clocking event:

Add a new event and make sure the type is Arrival and the Category is the one you defined in the previous step:

To add this event to the mobile and web widgets, go to the next tab on the Settings >> Event Definitions view. The tab is called "clocking buttons" and allows the configuration of the mobile, web and time terminal clocking buttons:

Setting up a counter and showing the result on reports

Go to Settings >> Global Time Rules >> Daily counters and add new counter:

Click edit on the counter and set it to count time instead of instances:

Now click Edit next to the Time period selection:

Now you can add sources and categories:

Add a source to your new counter with the following settings:

Now add a source category with the following settings:

You can now save the counter and access it on reports as well.

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