Time logging

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”
– Leonard Bernstein

All time while at work should be logged accurately.

It is hoped that each employee will strike a healthy balance between billable and non-billable work, as outlined in their contract.

Why we log time

We log time so that:

When we log time

How we log time

We use the Harvest time tracker - here’s a good guide to getting started.

What we log

From the moment we start in the morning until the moment we finish work, time should be logged (excluding lunch and other non-work breaks).

Any breaks or a considerable amount of time on things not related to work (>15mins) should be discounted from our logging. Generally the 'start' moment is considered when we get to the desk in the morning. Overtime outside of this specifically spent on company work should also be logged.

All billable time for a given day should be logged the same day that it took place.

This allows us to accurately communicate time used on projects to our clients and ensure we can internally track time spent on projects and on support and maintenance.

Add time to the appropriate task in Harvest with a comment describing what you have done. Clients may query why something took a certain amount of time and it is important to be transparent about the work we do for a client.

If you’re not sure where to log time for a specific activity or task, do ask!


Your time can go in many places, examples below though should help guide you in most situations.

To help with working out where to log time, we have created some examples with specific cases in it.

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