Remote employee monitoring
24.08.2019Back to blog list
As of late, there has been a great rise in employers’ desire to keep as close an eye on their employees as possible and analyze their activities in-depth to achieve the best idea of the level of their performance and the degree to which they are complying with policy. This provides a basis to prevent employees from wasting too much time and, in addition, a basis to advise them to optimize their work efficiency.
Remote worker monitoring
Many companies elect to hire remote workers for various reasons, outsourcing being one of them. A popular resource that employers use for this purpose is Upwork, where international freelancers desire to make a better wage, which for the employer, in turn, entails a cheaper rate than normal. The question is, however: “How does one track these employees to make sure that they are performing during work hours and also not wasting time?” Fortunately, the necessary technology already exists. Just as companies have already begun implementing off site monitoring of their employees for the purposes of performance optimization and security – recording the time they spend on social media at the work place, recording the time they spend inactive, and recording their screen sessions – the same technology works beautifully for tracking remote workers.
Companies can organize remote employees’ work across a distance and monitor scheduled tasks remotely. In fact, a company can track computer activity remotely, displaying the screens of several different workers on their own screens simultaneously and, depending on functionality of the remote employee monitoring software, it can do such things as remote employee time tracking (detecting time during which the employee is inactive and detecting and displaying the time during which the user is actually doing the assigned task) and recording the user’s policy violations for instance by visiting social networks during work hours.
What is off site monitoring?
Off site monitoring works the same whether the manager is at the same facility or set up across the world. Skype or Telegram calls can be conducted for instruction and business meetings. Rather than requiring employee monitoring by watching them every second, the program provides alerts and reports to you generated based on an algorithm tailored to your wishes and needs. Not only can you monitor computer activity remotely, you can even control the employee’s computer screen, in addition to blocking undesired websites if you wish. Furthermore, remote worker monitoring allows you to get the most out of the money you pay by paying only for the time during which the employee is active. There is no reason to pay for your employees to sit around and waste their time and your money. On top of that, you need to make sure that your employee isn’t engaging in any unethical practices, such activities that may incur misappropriated funds and data loss for you in addition to damaging to your reputation. The world is headed towards maximizing efficiency by boosting employee performance. That is where this miraculous, handy technology comes in.