Finding the Right Tool to Monitor Employee Activities
What is Employee Monitoring?
Employee Monitoring allows employers to survey employee activities and measure engagement through different surveillance methods. Organizations monitor employees to track attendance, performance, and productivity; protect trade secrets; ensure information security, and avoid legal liability. The retail industry has long been used to the idea of employee monitoring with surveillance cameras installed within the premises. While software to monitor employees is relatively new in organizations, the practice has been around from around 1888, when IBM started with the Time Clock to track employee’s time at work.
Why should you Monitor Employees?
Organizations often suffer a loss due to employees passing sensitive information for their gain.
Employees becoming distracted by technology in the workplace by Personal usage.
With IOT where data can be accessed from anywhere anytime gives employees easy access.
Check for violation of employee policies that takes place through illegal activities.
Benefits of Employee Monitoring
While the benefits of deploying an employee monitoring software are many, let us look at some of the most common benefits:
Transparency on Employee Performance
Employee monitoring does not only prevent unethical usage of time, internet, or information by an employee but also provides valuable insights into the performance. It helps the management identify the top performers and the lowest performers, thereby making the appraisal system transparent.
If the senior leadership/managers have visibility on what employees are working on, they can help them prioritize work and prevent errors at the initial level, before it goes out of control. A monitoring tool can also measure the amount of actual time taken to complete a task, and plan future tasks accordingly.
Less Time Wastage
Employees spend almost 30% of their work time on an average doing personal work, which includes surfing the internet, sending emails, etc. Monitoring software can help organizations keep a check on unproductive time.
Tracking emails and locations also help in making the workplace more secure for an employee. For example, emails, phone calls, and video surveillance can help resolve sexual harassment claims, GPS tracking can ensure the safety of the employees while they are out on the field.
Less Administrative Work
Employee monitoring tools can automate a significant portion of the administrative work, like payments, schedule, attendance, and taxes – reducing manual labor and hours spent in Excel considerably.
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