In our previous blog, we discussed the monitoring of employee performance and productivity. We touched base on the utter importance of employees within an organization – the role they play and the massive effect they can have on the success of a company.

We came to the conclusion that monitoring employees didn’t only have to be for the benefit of the company but could also be used in order to build trust, employee retention and upskilling – one of the most requested and valued incentives a company can offer. Ultimately you are investing in your company by investing in the people that are busy building your company up from the ground and a solid foundation is the very key to a successful start and even more successful future.

Today, we elaborate on the various advantages of performance monitoring and why it is critical for the future of your company:

Detailed performance evaluation

Employee performance monitoring makes it easy to spot any mistakes, weak points or setbacks pertaining to individual employees. In essence, you have the perfect means to measure the efficacy and competency of your team, with the ability to use that information to upskill your employees in various areas to up the performance and efficiency of your staff. It is a great, yet simple way of ensuring successful project outcomes and ensuring that your staff is on a suitable level of expertise.

Increased productivity

When employees know they are being tracked or monitored, they also know that slacking or spending time on activities unrelated to work might get them into big trouble. Monitoring employees increases the efficiency and efficacy and productivity of your employees, simply because they know that their performance may have an effect on their position within the company.

Discouraging unethical behaviour

It isn’t always apparent to management when employees are acting unethically or promoting unethical behavior within the company unless someone reports it – even then, there needs to be substantial proof in order to take action. Employee monitoring Makes it easy to see whether employees are following company rules, regulations, and guidelines. This method ensures that employers can rest assured that they have a dedicated and ethical team.

Improved project management

Employee productivity tracking gives you the opportunity to monitor a project in a well-informed manner. It can help you manage the project effectively by planning, scheduling, organizing and prioritizing tasks based off the current status of various employees working on the task. It is also useful for time allocation per task within the project based off your knowledge of how well and how quickly an employee can complete a task

Streamlined method of communication

Making use of Employee Productivity Tracking and SaaS (software as a service) services allows you to exchange files, manage messages, calls, videocalls, and other tasks all from one location – increasing the efficiency of overall communication between employees working on the same project.

Provides a way to recognize stellar employees

Instead of using tracking software to monitor discrepancies and lack of productivity, it can also be used to recognize employees that perform above and beyond expectations. The software creates a legitimate platform for employees to not only get recognized but also praised and rewarded for their efforts and stellar performance.

Monitoring attendance and commitment

Attendance records are usually messy and incomplete with tracking software offering the perfect opportunity to obtain accurate and trustworthy records for all employees. These records can go even further than just attendance, but also give you a full breakdown of various aspects such as arrival time, breaks, departure time, amount of time spent on specific tasks, etc.

Improved trust within the organization

Mistrust can easily be fostered between employers and employees, especially when there is a lack of communication. With a monitoring tool, employers can rest assured, knowing that employees can thus account for their time and efforts spent on various tasks.