Excel is capable of doing all kinds of useful things, if you have the time and know-how to take advantage of its features. If you'd like to use Excel--or OpenOffice, or Google Docs--to keep track of employee timesheets but you don't want to mess around creating templates on your own, try Simple Employee Timesheet Template. This simple set of templates makes it easy to track your hours either weekly or biweekly in three of the most popular spreadsheet programs.
Simple Employee Timesheet Template is a set of four templates: weekly and biweekly timesheets that track partial hours as either decimals or minutes. The templates are plain but attractive, with space in which to enter the employer's name and address and the employee's name and supervisor. Entering the beginning date of the time period in the "Week of" space automatically updates the rest of the dates in the timesheet. The template lets you track regular, overtime, sick, vacation, and holiday hours, as well as unpaid leave, and separate pay rates can be specified for each of these. Once all of your hours are entered, the template calculates your total hours and deposits them in the right spot. An online Help file provides a basic overview of the program's features. Simple Employee Timesheet Template isn't fancy, and it's probably nothing you couldn't do yourself if you're moderately conversant with Excel. But someone else already did it for you, and it's free, so why not check it out? It's definitely better than some of the timesheets we've used in our professional life, and you and your employees might agree.
Simple Employee Timesheet Template comes as a ZIP file, and it installs and uninstalls cleanly.