I was delighted to be joined on the A Better HR Business show by Dean Mathews, the founder & CEO of OnTheClock, an employee time clock system for small businesses to track employees’‚Äč hours worked and improve payroll processing.

Dean Mathews

Dean came up with the concept and designed & developed OnTheClock and he continues to help create new features for the app. OnTheClock started as a passion project when Dean noticed a common theme among the accountants – they were unable to find a web-based time clock that was accurate and simple.

Today, OnTheClock has a team of 21 individuals who serve 18,000 small businesses and their employees. While most of the customers are based in the U.S., the company has clients from all over the world. The team comprises dedicated professionals who handle product development, design/graphics, marketing, billing, leadership, and customer support. The company’s mission, which dates back to 2004, is to assist small businesses in tracking employee time with greater ease, accuracy, and efficiency.

Here is one of OnTheClock’s values: “Our employees and customers are valued above all, even above profit and growth. Employee growth and development lead to a more successful customer. Profit and growth are viewed as evidence that we created an amazing company that customers love.”

In a wide-ranging discussion, Dean and I talked about:

  • How OnTheClock turned from a passion project into a business with 21 employees and 18000 customers.
  • “On the Clock” helps small businesses track employee time for payroll and job/project costing.
  • The primary target is businesses with less than 100 employees, a large market segment often overlooked.
  • Simplicity is their primary focus and they aim to make their product easy to use.
  • The app has features that allow accountants to open free accounts and track their own time and employees.
  • And much more.

Thanks, Dean!

Episode 198 – Dean Mathews on Growing OnTheClock



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