Problems with buddy punching and misuse of manager keys and codes have lead fast food establishments to implement biometric devices to stop misconduct by employees, according to a QSR Web article. Devices such as fingerprint readers integrated into time clocks and point of sales systems are some of the biometric solutions being employed.
While managers have enjoyed the heightened levels of security and control the new systems give them, employees’ concerns over privacy and costs have slowed the adoption of the new technology. Many have had their fears assuaged by the fact that the systems do not record the fingerprint itself but rather a numerical representation of the fingerprint that has been encoded and is untraceable back to the fingerprint. As prices drop and technology improves more fast food outlets have been installing and using biometric technology to save time and money.
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