Employee monitoring software is one of the most underused resources available to businesses in this rapidly digitising age.
It is likely that many business owners still feel that there is something unsettling or ominous about tracking the computer activity of their workers, and only software engineers could have decided that 'employee monitoring software' was an attractive name to potential users.
Despite these misgiving, this software remains one of the most valuable potential resources that you can use to improve your company's productivity and profitability. Being able to monitor your workers' activity on their computers means being able to provide the guidance and leadership to make better employees, and that is a scenario where everybody wins.
A computer is a tool or piece of equipment like any other that is used by a business, and as the business owner it is your duty to ensure that your equipment is being used efficiently and securely.
Let's briefly examine the top 3 ways that your business will benefit from the use of employee monitoring software.
Safety and Security
Employee monitoring software allows you to quickly recognize potentially unsafe or insecure usage of your company's computers.
Whether this activity involves unsafe Internet practices on non-work related matters or improper use of professional company software, monitoring your workers allows you to identify and neutralize threats to your business and your employees before they become a more serious, and expensive, problem. Further, you can set up custom alerts that notify you when employees use USB drives in their workstations. For regulated business such as law firms or medical institutions, being able to protect client data ensures your business is not at risk of data breaches.
While many people imagine that employee monitoring software is mainly used to catch workers who are busy surfing social media when they are supposed to be working, the actual uses are far more advanced and sophisticated.
Modern worker monitoring software comes with a wide variety of analytical tools for evaluating and comparing the productivity and efficiency of your workers in general or on specific tasks. The information that the software provides is invaluable when it comes to project management and planning, human resource management and maintaining a desired corporate culture.
Better Employee Relations
While most people's initial instinct is that employee monitoring software would sour your relationship with your employees, the reality could be the exact opposite.
By making it clear that worker monitoring is not designed for 'looking over their shoulder' but rather for providing you with the information to make better informed management and leadership decisions, employees become more attuned to the health and success of the business as a whole.
Instead of each employee being stuck in the 'silo' of their own cubicle or office, employee monitoring software removes the mental barriers that divide your office and provides a more transparent work environment for everyone.
Why We Recommend ActivTrak
Our employee monitoring software of choice is ActivTrak, which we believe is by far the best option on the market today for SMEs.
While ActivTrak shares all the main features of modern worker monitoring software, it goes above and beyond the competition when it comes to its analytic programs, and that is where the true value of monitoring your workers' computer activity comes from.
ActivTrak's intuitive and easy-to-use interface ensures that all users can quickly master the benefits that this software provides, and be well on their way to a more productive, profitable and harmonious workplace.
As an ActivTrak partner, we are able to offer our customers preferential rates for their worker monitoring software. We would be happy to discuss your requirements, so why not get in contact with us here. Alterntively, you can find out more information about how ActivTrack can help your business and it's full feature set here.