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What software do employers use to monitor their employees, and its useful features

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Employee monitoring software: popular solutions, useful features

The world itself is becoming more and more digitalized with every passing year, and there’s no arguing with that. With everything that’s been happening in the past few years, it’s really no wonder that our work environment is no exception to the process of digitalization. Most business processes can nowadays be streamlined with the help of proper software. And seeing how hybrid work model or even WFH format are becoming more widespread, employers are now looking at software that’ll help them automate the process of monitoring their employees’ activities both at the office and at home during working hours.

It’s important for supervisors to keep their finger on the pulse of their teams, and designated automated solutions can help them with pretty much everything that’s happening in their company, from tracking employee attendance to managing their productivity.

Today we’ve decided to take a look at some of the most popular employee monitoring software currently on the market to see what their most useful features are and what these tools can offer in terms of monitoring employee productivity, tracking their working hours and analyzing their user behavior.

1. Kickidler

Our first choice comes as no surprise, really. Kickidler really is an all-encompassing solution for any kind of employee monitoring. The software helps introduce efficient employee monitoring in any team.

With Kickidler, it’s possible to monitor your team in real time online. All you’ll need is a stable Internet connection; it really is that simple.

Reporting tools that it offers present comprehensive analytics in form of convenient, visually-pleasing charts. Both supervisors and supervisees themselves can get an overview of employee user behavior at their PC, see how much time has been spent on certain tasks, in different apps or on certain websites.

Another nice Kickidler’s feature is its automatic notifying of employers or employees on violations that happen during working hours based on employee activity at their computer. It could be any potentially suspicious activity that managers should look into or even a minor work schedule violation, such as taking an overly-extensive break or, on the contrary, spending too much time working (which is one of the causes of employee burnout).

Finally, the software is equipped with a keylogger, which basically records all employees’ keystrokes during the workday. That can become handy when there’s suspicion of employees trying to trick their employers, and it helps tremendously with mitigating data security risks.

2. Time Doctor

Time Doctor is another nice option that offers great analytics in terms of employee behavior.

It logs all employee activity at their PCs and offers quite effective monitoring that at the same time doesn’t feel intrusive to employees.

The analytics it provides cover all the aspects of how employees spend their working hours, and that enables both supervisors and supervisees to have an accurate picture of the efforts of the team members and the amount of time they dedicate to specific tasks, obligations and projects.

Time Doctor captures screenshots of employees’ screens. This feature helps track every minor work moment as it happens.The solution also tracks mouse and keyboard activity and formulates reports that are based on employee engagement with their computers. At the same time, it should be noted here that the software doesn’t offer the option to record actual keystrokes.

3. Hubstaff

Hubstaff is the last example on our list today. Just like the above-mentioned solutions, it offers various features to monitor the team as efficiently as possible. We should probably also mention its nice intuitive interface, which makes the process of its implementation extremely easy, seeing how even those who aren’t that tech-savvy will be able to get the hang of this tool rather quickly.

Hubstaff offers extensive time tracking functionality. It monitors everything you could possibly need to know about the work habits of your employees, from the time they log into their computer and the time they finish for the day to the amount and duration of all the breaks they take during the workday.

Managers receive detailed timesheets that become helpful when, for example, there’s a need to examine user behavior of certain employees and come up with ways to improve their productivity.

The software, like the others on this list of ours, tracks all the apps and websites employees visit during working hours, which is also nice when you want to figure out what exactly your team members did during their billable hours.

Overview of the most commonly used employee monitoring features

 

Kickidler

Time Doctor

Hubstaff

Time tracking

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Online monitoring

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Screen video recording

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Keystroke logging

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Keyboard & mouse activity tracking

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App & URL tracking

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Automatic notifying on violations

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Digitalized reporting on employee productivity

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Our final thought here is that when it comes to choosing the software that will suit your company’s specific needs, it really is completely up to you. With this article we’ve merely tried to show you some important aspects of employee monitoring solutions that you should probably look for if you want to implement the practice of employee monitoring and make it as efficient as possible for your business.

Source: Plato Data Intelligence: PlatoData.io

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