Monitoring employee behavior doesn’t mean you don’t trust your employees. Rather, it provides you with the data you need to empower your employees to do and feel their best.
Employee productivity tracking helps you see what tools are most effective, what times of day prove most productive, and get an overall picture of how and when your employees work best. This information will allow you to create an optimum environment and toolkit to bolster productivity.
Monitoring software assists in tasks like timekeeping and attendance tracking to give you accurate information instead of relying on reports that are subject to human error.
The very fact that employees know they are being monitored usually helps minimize distractions and inappropriate conduct. Being transparent with monitoring practices can encourage productivity – and increase employee confidence in resolving problems thanks to the accuracy of collected data.
Be responsible Set limits If employees are being monitored, it keeps the door wide open for communication. Productivity issues are flagged quicker, so they can be addressed immediately. It also makes evaluating employees easier, which encourages more frequent conversations about performance – rather than one dreaded annual review.
Each state and country has different monitoring and privacy laws and regulations. Talk with your legal counsel about those considerations before customizing an employee productivity tracking plan.
Be open with your employees about your organization’s tracking methods. Make it clear that their actions are subject to monitoring and explain the benefits of it.
Keep the data you collect secure, and confidential. Restrict access to only those who need to review it – and only make it available at those review times.
Only monitor corporate data, not personal material such as social media or online banking access. Don’t single any person or protected group (age, race, gender, etc.) for monitoring.
Thousands of companies deploy Veriato software to monitor employee productivity. We provide analytics and tracking tools to measure different aspects of employee behavior. Deploy Veriato to get a better picture of your organization’s day-to-day behavior and create high-level reports, which you can use to improve productivity and empower your employees.