Archive for October, 2010

Tips to Choose a Suitable Employee Monitoring System

Posted on October 27th, 2010 in Employee Monitoring | 7 Comments »

To a company, it can’t be denied that the staffs are the most crucial asset. However, the low efficiency even non-performance of the staff would be a big obstacle for the enterprises’ development, which in turn may make great influence on the business operation. If you are a manager who worries about the low-performance of your staff, using monitoring software may be a good choice for you to monitor the employee’s performance. If you have this plan, what you need to do now is to do some research on the monitoring software and make a shortlist, choosing the most suitable one among them according to your need and preference. Here are some tips for you to find the most suitable one:

1. The primary element you need to consider is the size of your company. There are numerous editions of software for you to choose while you have to take the most suitable one for your company such as standard, business and enterprise edition and so on. For example, the professional edition is suitable for the company containing less than 100 people while the enterprise one is designed for companies in big size.

2. You have to consider the actual needs to the features and functions of the monitoring program.
There are numerous monitoring software products in the market, all of which are claimed to contain all the necessary functions needed. Therefore you have to find one or two prominent advantages of each monitoring program.

3. you also need to focus on the reliability and performance of a monitoring program. Different company can provide different services according to the various specifications, which is also an important components you need to consider. After all, nobody wants to see that the servers and customer’s computers can’t work for many times.

4. The last but most important one you need to pay attention is the cost of the monitoring software. It’s good for your company if you can find a cost-friendly monitoring software product. Hence before purchasing, it’s wise to compare the prices of different company which can provide this service.

The Functions of Computer Monitoring Software

Posted on October 23rd, 2010 in Computer and Internet monitoring | 12 Comments »

The issue privacy in workplace has become controversial. Almost in all states, the employees are monitored no matter at the workplace or outside by the technological supervising tools. The low efficiency, theft and lawsuit have brought great cost to companies. Therefore, the surveillance at workplaces is very important and encouraged by most companies, which is beneficial to employers and employees as well.

In big companies, monitoring employees would be charged by some particular department while it doesn’t fit the small companies because of the cost. In this way, the monitoring software has been used to supervising the employees, which has aroused the hatred by the employees. Owing to the shortage of the related laws concerning employee protection and technological abuse, more and more people have shown their concern towards the workplace privacy.

The monitoring software can check employee’s performance in different levels, for instance, it can display the error and the typing accuracy made by employees as well as the jobs they have done and so on. All these data can be used by managers to evaluate the performance of employees. Even more this software can show the employees’ absent time from the computers and the contents stored in employee PC PCs, which is beneficial for the managers as well as the employees who can improve their efficiency of work.

Tips to select Computer Monitoring Software

1. Consider the comments of monitoring software especially the ones coming from the small companies before the decision is made.
2. Check on the usefulness of the monitoring software in your business work.
3. Check on the convenience of the monitoring software during the process of installing and maintaining.
4. Check on the installing methods of the software (whether it should be installed separately or not).
5. Make sure the support can be given when it’s needed.

It’s very easy and convenient to install monitoring software. The only thing you need to do is making your workers know they have been monitored at workplace. While such software should be modified according to the actual needs and preferences for the reason that the employees are endowed with the rights to know the rules and contents they have been monitored. Nowadays a large amount of this software has been downloaded and applied in office, which has obvious advantages including it’s convince and confidentiality. Much information including keystrokes, chats, e-mails, and instant messages can be reserved by this software.

The methods of monitoring Employees’ performance on the internet

Posted on October 17th, 2010 in Computer and Internet monitoring | 9 Comments »

Nowadays it has been widely accepted to monitor the employee’s performance in the workplace. In order to improve the working efficiency and productivity with no expense of morale or privacy of the staffs, the managers try to find the probable methods to achieve the balance.

Some software is applied to monitor employees’ performance by the way of physicalities, such as monitoring activities including the emails, keystrokes and website visits. Even some monitoring units use some malicious methods including making screenshots from PCs or set a webcam in PCs which is illegal and immortal. Hence, the employers should take the actual condition of the workplace and the degree of supervision into consideration. It’s illegal and immortal to monitor the excessive performance of the employees outside work.

The specific condition of the Monitoring software should be known by all the staffs in the workplace such as how much information will be recorded and so on. If the monitoring circumstance was fair and unclosed, all the staffs would be glad to accept being monitored. Therefore during the process of applying this monitoring software, fairness is the crucial element which can make sure the interests of the company as well as the private rights of the staffs.

The monitoring software can record and provide a list of employees’ improper activities at work time to the employers including browsing some pornographic website, surfing the net for non-work related purposes, operating with a low efficiency to the business as well as disclosing the trade secret and searching jobs during the wok time. By using monitoring software, there will be no disputes and arguments between employers and employees who will know their obligations clearly.

The advices above are just some fundamental ones to monitor employee’s performance. You can get more information from the websites specializing on the monitoring software, especially some useful suggestions of installing and applying this program.