Keeping a close eye on your employees is a smart business decision and extremely easy to implement, however employee monitoring remains a contentious issue for many companies.
In reality though, employers have been monitoring their employees since businesses began. From open plan offices to timesheets, monitoring employees is an everyday occurrence, and with today’s technology, employers now have access to more complete and sophisticated monitoring options.
Here are six reasons why you should use monitoring software:
1. Avoid wasted time
With monitoring software, you can see exactly how your employees are spending their time. The average employee reportedly wastes between 90 and 270 minutes a day. That’s a lot of time to pay for someone who isn’t working.
2. Less employee errors
Having a clear overview of what your employees are doing will allow you to spot mistakes more frequently and quickly. Errors can be nipped in the bud before they have lasting ramifications and you can train your staff to avoid them.
3. Track productivity
Being able to see exactly what your employees are working on and when will give you a very clear idea as to how productive they are being. By monitoring your staff you will be able to tell who is actually being productive.
4. Increased transparency
Monitoring your employees gives you a very clear, birds eye view of what they’re doing. By understanding exactly how long they are taking to do tasks and what they are working on you will be able to better understand how your team is working and assign your resources appropriately.
5. Less admin
Monitoring software can cut down on your admin time. Tedious tasks like employee attendance and hours worked are automatically recorded. Furthermore, details such as client billing hours can be more easily calculated.
6. Better security
Last, but by no means least, monitoring your employees is a great way to increase your security. Monitoring work devices will allow you to see if employees are using apps or websites that could introduce malware into your system. You can also keep tabs on sensitive data and make sure it’s only accessed by approved personnel.Over
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