Effective employee monitoring software brings both peace of mind and more productive staff to the workplace. In today’s world of cyber-attacks and strict data protection laws, any company that falls foul to a breach could suffer terrible consequences.
GDPR is an EU data protection policy. It is strict and comes with heavy fines that have seen millions of Euros for data breaches or mismanagement of data. It applies to any company that stores data on someone that lives in the EU, regardless of where the company is located. This alone makes data protection a priority.
Moreover, company data is valuable, even when it isn’t consumer related. Trade secrets, suppliers, internal emails and more can all devastate a company if leaked. When staff takes data home on devices or USBs, if uncontrolled, the data can be accidentally leaked through device loss or other people accessing the devices.
Employee monitoring software helps to make sure that this doesn’t happen, by monitoring the transfer of files, staff behavior, reporting on key activities, and even remotely securing devices.
As an additional benefit, when employees know that they are being monitored, they tend to perform better. This results in more focus on work-related tasks, instead of killing time or social activities. If combined with regular reviews and rewards for productive employees, the monitoring software can revolutionize employee attitudes and productivity.