Darrenkamp’s Market is a fourth generation, family-owned chain of successful grocery stores in Pennsylvania. Darrenkamp’s is focused on caring for customers and communities by offering friendly personalized service, quality meats, and competitive prices. The company also strives to provide a safe and rewarding workplace and employs around 700 employees across four retail locations in Lancaster and York counties.
“Your service is excellent! You guys are
wonderful. You make me feel like I’m your
only customer, as if you are just sitting there
eagerly waiting for me to contact you.
Everyone is so nice and very professional.”
While opening its third and fourth stores, Darrenkamp’s management determined that it needed a workforce management system to scale with the company’s growth. Darrenkamp’s chose the NE Time Systems solution (powered by NOVAtime) and the NT7000-FP biometric time clock devices. The NOVAtime software is cloud-based and offers unlimited scalability. Prior to the conversion, Darrenkamp’s relied heavily on its department managers to enforce minimum breaks for minors. Payroll Administrator, Sena Ombasic, explains, “We have a lot of high school students. Not all are as careful as they should be. But one minute is an infraction with the Department of Labor, so it is really important. We needed a solution.”
To address this issue, NE Time Systems configured the meal lockout feature. While the NT7000-FP time clock device cannot force an employee to punch out for a break, it does prevent the employee from punching back in until the required minutes for the break have elapsed. Ms. Ombasic explains, “With technology, we can’t control employees not taking a lunch, but now we can at least finally ensure that they do not return from their break too early. This frees up our managers to ensure that minors take their breaks.”
Ms. Ombasic and her team also like Auto Enroll, another NT7000-FP feature. Upon creating an employee record for a new hire in the software, the time clock device automatically prompts the employee to enroll their fingerprint, making it unnecessary for a supervisor to be present.
Regarding the software, Ms. Ombasic says, “I know that there are other systems, but I like this one and would recommend it. I like that it is web-based, and that I can give access to an unlimited number of supervisors. I can control what they see, and what they do not see.” Ms. Ombasic also likes the report generator and appreciates that the payroll bridge generates an export file that matches the import specifications of their payroll company.
Regarding the NE Time Systems team, Ms. Ombasic says, “Your service is excellent! You guys are wonderful. You make me feel like I’m your only customer, as if you are just sitting there eagerly waiting for me to contact you. Everyone is so nice and very professional.”
NE Time Systems is honored to have Darrenkamp’s Market as a client and is committed to serving them for the long-term to help them do more of what they do best.
Darrenkamp's Market Chooses NE Time Systems
NE Time Systems, a technology services company, is proud to announce that Darrenkamp’s Market has automated its time and labor management processes by utilizing the NE Time Systems solution (powered by NOVAtime).