In any business, it’s natural and indeed expected for employers to keep an eye on their employees.

For some reason though, employee monitoring remains a contentious issue for many – despite providing benefits for both employers and employees

Here are 4 reasons you should be considering keeping an eye on employees:

1. Improved productivity

Keeping an eye on your employees allows not only you but THEM to understand how productive they are being.

From how much time they spend on different applications and websites, to their working hours. Having numerous insights into how they spend their time can be extremely illuminating and suggest opportunities for improvement.

2. Increased security

With hacking becoming an increasingly common threat, and sensitive data breaches being perpetrated both knowingly and otherwise by insiders, keeping your business secure is a huge priority.

Monitoring your staff you can show you when they may be using dangerous sites or apps, ensure they’re not the victim of suspect messages, and make sure your key data isn’t vulnerable to illegal and damaging access.

3. Better training and feedback

By understanding exactly how your employees are handling tasks and interacting with customers, clients or suppliers, you can get a very good idea of what they are doing right and wrong.

Armed with this information you can recognize and reward their successes, and make sure they have all the support they need to do their jobs properly.

4. Efficient resource allocation

By getting a clear overview of the amount of time your employees are spending on each task you can get a very clear insight into how well you’re using your resources and where the bottlenecks and problem areas are – Is a project taking longer than expected? Assign more staff. Found a mid-morning productivity low? Introduce a break.

Getting started

Employee monitoring software can be easily and quickly installed remotely onto all of your company devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones).

For example, our software KnowIT records all the applications and websites each of your employees use, as well as all of their communications.

We then collate this data and create you a personalised productivity report for each employee, based on which sites and apps you allocated as being productive, neutral or unproductive for that particularly employee. In addition, KnowIT can alert managers whenever sensitive files are accessed or copied.

Over to you

What do you see as the benefits of monitoring employees, or maybe you see some drawbacks?

Let us know by leaving a comment in the comments below.

 

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