Mandatory Photo Check-in/out | Zoho Workerly

Mandatory Photo Check-in/out | Zoho Workerly

We are pleased to announce an important update to our check-in and check-out capabilities - administrators now have the ability to enable mandatory photo capture when temps clock in and out of their shifts.
For organizations already utilizing Zoho Workerly's check-in/out functionality, this enhancement provides an additional layer of flexibility and attendance confirmation. By activating the "Mandatory Photo" setting in your organization's web dashboard, you can require temps to take a selfie when tapping "clock-in" or "clock-out" in the Workerly mobile application.
The employee's photo will be securely stored and linked to that specific clock-in or clock-out event for subsequent attendance reporting and auditing if desired. Facial recognition will run on each photo to provide identity verification and prevent buddy punching or other attempts at inaccurate time reporting.

Here's how it works

Enable the feature

To activate Mandatory Photo Check-in and out.
Go to, Setup > Time Logs > Timeclock > Mandatory photo while check-in and out. Select Mandatory to enable the feature.

Snap a selfie

Temps will be prompted to take a quick selfie when clocking in or out using the Workerly mobile app or kiosk stations.

Secure verification

Facial recognition technology verifies each employee's identity, ensuring accurate attendance records. 

Benefits that Boost Your Business

Enhanced Security and Compliance

Stamp out buddy punching
Eliminate time theft and ensure only authorized temps are clocking in for their shifts.

Strengthen compliance
Maintain accurate records to meet labor regulations and payroll requirements.

Protect sensitive data
Securely store photos for attendance auditing and potential incident investigations.

Payroll and Increased Productivity

Pay for actual hours worked:
Eliminate inflated hours and ensure fair compensation based on verified attendance.

Boost productivity:
Deter early departures and encourage temps to stay focused during their shifts.

Reduce time theft costs:
Save valuable resources that would otherwise be lost to inaccurate time reporting.

Foster Trust and Transparency

Build trust with temps:
Demonstrate a commitment to fair timekeeping practices and a culture of accountability.

Resolve attendance disputes:
Easily address any discrepancies with clear visual evidence.

Enhance communication:
Encourage open conversations about attendance expectations and policies.
If you have kiosk check-in enabled for your organization, you now have three modes to choose from:
  • Disable Mandatory Photos
    This disables the photo requirement completely across both mobile and kiosk check-in.
  • Mandatory for Mobile and Kiosk
    This will require temps to take a photo when checking in or out via both the mobile app and kiosk app.
  • Mandatory for Kiosk Only
    This setting requires photos only during kiosk check-in, while keeping it optional for mobile.

If you do not have kiosk check-in activated, there are two simple options:
  • Disable Mandatory Photos
    This disables the photo requirement completely.
  • Mandatory for Mobile App
    This will require temps to take a photo when checking in or out via the mobile app. 

Once enabled, the chosen mode will determine where temps must capture a photo for facial recognition during clock in/out events. This provides identity verification and prevents buddy punching or other attendance inaccuracies.

Questions? Suggestions? Reach out to our customer support team at or leave a comment below.

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