Biometric time clocks ensure the person punching the time clock is truly who he says he is, a perennial challenge in employee time and attendance tracking. (Photo: Shutterstock)

From your robot vacuum to the smartphone in your pocket, technology is all around us, at home and in the workplace. In the business world, it’s made its way into human resources, where it continues to transform HR processes and workflows.  

Today, the HR professional’s most essential tools are tech-based, from the cloud-based HCM systems on their desktops to the biometric time clocks in use at the company’s worksites. No longer the exclusive province of science fiction and James Bond, biometric technology is now a standard component of tracking time and attendance for many employers—and not just early adopters.  

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