This article was first published in Spring/Summer 2018 issue of the International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.
Norway-based human resources and payroll solutions provider Adonis has extended the Time & Attendance Module in its Adonis Crew Portal to more accurately record crew working hours.
The new system uses an electronic time clock running on wall-mounted tablets situated in convenient locations around a ship. When crew members clock into work, meals or rest hours using the magnetic swipe or radio-frequency identification card, the Crew Portal will automatically check work and rest hours and notify the team leaders if there has been a violation of the work and rest hours regulations outlined in the Maritime Labour Convention. The time clock recordings automatically calculate a crew member’s work hours, overtime, weekends, rest days and holidays according to their employment contract.
To speed up the clocking in and out process, Adonis will also introduce infrared palm scanners, which are considered one of the best and most cost-effective biometric identification tools, to workstations onboard the ship.
“Extending the electronic time clock recordings to calculate overtime, in addition to standard work and rest hours, represents a major step in the right direction for companies who wish to develop more automated processes and offload tedious manual registration work for key personnel,” says Sigrid Kviteberg, Adonis project director. “Adonis Time Clock is now a real game changer for these vital onboard processes.”
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