This research work discusses the development of a Time Book Record system. The system will be used for recording the daily resumption and closing hours of staff working in an establishment, organization or institution which can be retrieved at any time on demand. The challenges faced by the existing system of Time book management has necessitated this research. Challenges such as manipulation of time by the employee during sign-in. poor storage system to keep all records secured, cp*d unauthorized access to the records by some employees. The data for the study was gathered primarily through secondary source (textbook, journals and internet) and primary source .Analysis of the data and. information reveal that a number of factors are responsible for the poor documentation and management of the existing system of time book management. But this proposed system on completion will eliminate the various challenges previously experienced, providing a reliable storage and secure mechanism for all employees ‘ data thereby improving employee performance. Visual Basic .Net 9.0 was the technology> used to develop this new system due to its user friendliness, usability and scalability. Basic conclusion and recommendations are equally contained in the research for ease of usage by the end user.
Time book is a document that is used to register the hours worked by employees in an organization in a certain period it specifically contained the time of work resumption to the time of closing on daily basis. These records usually contain names of employees, type of work, hours worked, time of work resumption, time of work closing and sometimes wages paid. In the 19th and early 20th century time books were separate book that held records. Previously, time books were held by company clerks or foremen or specialized timekeepers. These time books were used by the bookkeeper to determine the wages to be paid. The data w-as used in financial accounting to determine the weekly, monthly and annual labour costs, and in cost accounting to determine the cost price, Anderson (2015). Late 19th century additional time cards came in use to register labour hours. Nowadays the time book can be a part of an integrated payroll system, or cost accounting system. Those systems can contain registers that describe the labour time spend to produce products, but those registers are not regularly called time books, but time sheets. Before the 19th century employees could be registered on a payroll, especially in cases such as crew members on a ship or soldiers stationed in a location.