Reduce Time Wasting
In an article published in the Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management, Johnathan Yerby explains potential productivity losses could be as high as $1 million for a company with 500 employees that browse unproductive websites for only half an hour a day. One million dollars in just half an hour?! Most companies can’t afford to be losing money like that.
Productivity tracking software can help you curb wasteful internet practices. Combining features such as live activity monitoring and website blocking, an employer can keep employees on track without continually looking over their shoulders. This frees up administrators to be more productive with their time as well as creating an inherent trust between employer and employee that will benefit everyone.
Enforce Existing Policies More Effectively
Making sure employees don’t leak proprietary data is an essential function of productivity monitoring software. Administrators can monitor electronic communications such as email, internet usage, and other electronic communications. Through employee use of these channels as well as unauthorized use of electronic media, companies could be at risk of a breach. In fact, employee negligence is the main cause of data breaches according to a recent state of the industry report by Shred-it, an information security organization.
Using productivity monitoring software can help employers get an early warning about these dangerous activities taking place. With certain features such as remote screenshots or automated alarms, productivity monitoring software can help admins keep track of any breach of sensitive information.
Keep Track of Employees Who Work From Home
Recently a Gallup poll found 43% of employees surveyed worked from home at some point. Considering the increase in telecommuting, employers need to find a way to make sure employees aren’t wasting time while on the clock.
Productivity tracking software is the perfect tool to make sure employees are just as productive at home as they are in the office. Administrators will still have the ability to track the use of distracting websites and can make sure employees stay on track even when working remotely. As long as employees are working on company-issued devices, a productivity tracking software can easily signal if an employee is misusing company property.