It’s Friday afternoon.
You spent all week putting out fires, managing your employee, or more likely, your freelance contractors, urging them to complete their projects before the deadline, and listening to customers who want to add to the scope of the project while refusing to pay more and move the deadline back a few days.
But now, the week is over. You’re answering the last few emails, and you can already taste the beer (or wine) that you’re going to inhale right after work.
There’s just one more obstacle, one more headache: Employee time tracking.
You need to fill out the employee time sheets so you know how much each person worked this week; and on which projects they worked.
A timesheet is basically a method for recording how much time an employee spent working.
Traditionally, it was just a ‘sheet’ of paper where you manually write down and calculate hours.
But, monitoring hours worked and calculating pay could be really tedious especially when you are doing things manually.
This is one of the biggest complaints we hear from small business owners who have just hired their first employee or freelancer and don’t think they’re quite ready to invest heavily into a software to automate this task fully.
The truth is, if you are still tracking work hours on a sheet of paper or if you are logging them in a disorganized way, then it’s time to do it more efficiently.
That’s why we’ve provided free employee timesheet templates for you to download here for free. They’re mostly automated so you will only have to worry about logging in your work hours and rate per hour. The templates will do everything else.
Weekly Timesheets apply when you calculate work hours and pay on a weekly basis.
If you calculate work hours and pay every two weeks, bi-weekly timesheets would suit you better.
This timesheet shows more details as it provides an overview of your monthly work hours and pay as well as a weekly breakdown of those data.
Feel free to download whichever template works best for you or your business. We hope this helps you focus more on staying productive with other tasks instead of spending more time logging in your work hours.
If you have suggestions on how we can make these timesheet templates better, let us know in the comments.