Monitoring Remote Employees
The Quick Guide to Improving Productivity & Data Security
Choosing the Remote Employee Monitoring Software That's Right For You
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Monitor Remote & Work-From-Home Employees
The Software That Keeps Your Business Safe and ProductiveUse of employee monitoring software on company-provided devices is becoming a commonplace business practice as more and more organizations embrace the trend of allowing their workforce the flexibility to work from home, either as a full-time remote employee or as an office worker who sometimes works from home.
BenefitsThere’s no playbook for remote work. Organizations must decide if keeping workers at home is right for them. Many companies began shifting to a work-from-home office years ago because there are many benefits to allowing employees to work remotely. Regardless of how the effects of the Coronavirus play out on the global workforce – remote work could be the new normal.
ChallengesThe new remote work-from-home trend comes with a new set of challenges that did not exist when employees worked exclusively from the office. Employees are drawn to telecommuting because of the flexibility it provides, allowing them to maintain a better work-life balance. But, working remotely doesn’t come without its fair share of problems.
Types of Monitored Activities
There are many different types of solutions to fit every need and budget. While considering if remote employee monitoring is right for you, first consider what types of activities you’d like to track.
IM & CHAT MONITORING
PROGRAM MONITORING (& BLOCKING)
IDLE VS ACTIVE TIME TRACKING
CELL PHONE MONITORING
The Benefits of Remote Employee Monitoring
Managers of businesses who deploy a remote employee monitoring software will often see a number of unexpected improvements, in addition to the expected benefits.
Protect company assets
With remote employee monitoring, you can remain in control of your company assets even when accessed by employees from outside the office. Get an immediate alert if an employee exports your customer list from your CRM. Go beyond monitoring and preemptively set up DLP policies to block sensitive data from being sent by email, uploaded to the cloud, or copied to an external USB storage device. Suspect employees of fraud or theft? Lockdown the employee's computer remotely, and prevent them from accessing the device as you investigate.
Back when both manager and employee worked from the office, spotting unproductive workers didn’t require too much effort. Permanently gossiping at the water cooler? Taking extra-long lunches? Quickly closing browsers as you walk behind them? But how do you spot (and more importantly prevent) unproductive activities when they work from home? For most organizations, remote employee monitoring software is the solution – often causing immediate spikes in quality and speed of deliverables. When employees know they are being monitored, they are less likely to give in to distractions or make excuses for missed deadlines and sloppy work.
Manage budgets, timelines & task distribution efficiently
Remote employee monitoring is a valuable tool that managers use to track the time spent on a project and the process in which they move from task to task. Managers can use this data to spot potential delays in a project’s deadline and make changes necessary to keep the project on track. For example, monitored data might lead a manager to discover a particular employee might not be right for a particular task. The manager can then decide to give more training to that employee, or shift his tasks with other more qualified team members.
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The Challenges of Remote Employee Monitoring
Working from home does have its own set of challenges. There are legitimate reasons why it was not adopted on a more widespread basis.
No In-Person Supervision
The biggest strip of red tape you’re likely to come across during your rollout will be due to the absence of any physical interaction with your employees. So, you won’t be able to “keep an eye” on them as easily as in the office. Fortunately, technology provides a few different solutions for that major problem. With employee monitoring software, you can watch employee activity in a different way – while still achieving similar results as with in-office methods.
Issues With Employee Accountability
As a result of the lack of supervision, you’re probably worried about keeping your employees on track. The comfort of being at home plus the new distractions that are about to be added into their daily routine could equal a big shift in production and productivity. But, it doesn’t have to.
As for any reputable business owner, the wellbeing of your employees should be your top priority. This includes their mental state, which can be greatly influenced by their individual work environments. For many people, the freedom and privilege of working remotely come at a cost. Spending too much time alone can cause a variety of problems, from reduced concentration to emotional instability.
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