Tanda hackathon reveals different habits of male and female employees

- April 22, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Women get to work on average a minute earlier than their male colleagues, though men stay back an average of five minutes more at the end of the day, according to new insights from Tanda.

The insights came as Tanda, a startup which helps businesses tracks employee attendance, held its first inaugural hackathon last weekend in Brisbane.

Over 50 programmers looked at Tanda’s data to create new apps and tools, with one of the eleven teams formed made up of high schoolers attending their first hackathon.

One team found that on average, women earn $21.34 an hour, while men make an average of $22.99 an hour. While this data did not account for factors such as age, industry, or experience, it still isn’t really news to those of us who keep track of the gender pay gap.

Another found that employees are more likely to be early to on time to work on Tuesdays, while tardiness is most prevalent on Thursdays and Fridays.

However, late arrivals aren’t simply due to employees slipping in anticipation of the weekend – the hackers compared attendance and weather forecasts and found that employees usually arrive later during winter or rainy weather.

Apps created during the hackathon include a facial recognition app, which could scan an employee’s face to identify age, gender, and ethnicity, which has the potential to change the way employees punch in.

The winning team created an online tool which can predict, with 85 percent accuracy, when staff will request sick leave.

Tanda will soon be releasing further verified findings in a report.