What is real time monitoring and why is it beneficial for both employers and employees? Real time monitoring is a function of many employee computer monitoring products that enables employee user activities to be automatically tracked, recorded and even viewed by managers as they work in real-time.
It gives you the tools and information (and proof, if needed) to get a handle on what’s really going on in a company’s workforce. Whether an employee is suspected of slacking off or stealing valuable company secrets – by being able to see what they are doing when they are doing it – you’ll be able to pinpoint those unwanted behaviors and react with speed and confidence.
Most managers are way too busy remote in and watch their employees’ desktops as they work. This is why it is best practice to set up automatic alerts.
Alerts can be based on a number of different data points, including idle time, risky words typed in an email, file uploads to USB devices, etc. The system acts as your “real-time monitor” and you only have to check in when the system sends you an alert.
InterGuard makes it easy for you to do a quick check-in and see what your employees are up to. This “User View” is constantly updated to show you each user’s latest activity, daily active time, activity heatmap, and a quick screenshot of his desktop.
All you have to do is take a quick scan through all your employees. If you spot something suspicious, you can drill down into that particular user and see what they are up to. Real-time screenshots are updated every 5 seconds and can be played back in video format.
Time theft and other inappropriate activities can be revealed by monitoring geolocation in real-time.
Employers cannot and should not peek in on employees during off-hours—or time off the clock. However, if an employer suspects that an employee has been spending time in places other than those related to work, the geolocation data can be a vital resource.
Employers can pull up location data and understand where the employee went throughout the day. Maybe a meeting or conference wasn’t a meeting at all, but, instead, the employee went home early. Or perhaps they visited a casino during work hours.
Geolocation is an easy way to find out the location of company devices, too. It isn’t uncommon for a company-owned device to accidentally be left behind during a lunch meeting or elsewhere. Accidents happen, and geolocation is an easy way for employers to keep track of expensive equipment.