Employee Time Sheet is a formal document designed in the form of a spreadsheet that indicates an amount of working hours an employee has spent on doing designated tasks and jobs, generally separated by days of the workweek. The spreadsheet is used by HR or accounting department of an organization to calculate pay-checks and develop the payroll.
A typical employee time sheet highlights the following key data:
- Tasks and jobs completed each workweek
- Date and time consumed for completing the tasks
- Number of working hours spent each workweek
- Names of workers assigned to the tasks
Employee time sheets are helpful for recording and monitoring the total amount of time employees have consumed to do their tasks during a certain period of time (workweek is the most frequently used period). Employers use the document for calculating salaries and imposing penalties for various forbidden or unauthorized actions (e.g. delay, procrastination, absence without leave, etc.). Besides, employee time sheets are used to:
- Record all activities performed by workers
- Request approval for time spent
- Make employee re-assignments and delegate tasks
- Detect and resolve any time management issues
- Determine whether a worker is currently on track.