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The True Financial Cost of Poor Productivity

September 10th, 2020

There are a lot of variables to take into account when calculating average employee expenses. From taxes to medical, the cost of an employee can quickly siphon money away from an already hurting business. 

When workplace productivity is down, employees are taking time and even more money away from your company—this is called time theft, and it is a very serious issue in the United States. 

According to a 2013 Gallup report, unhappy workers cost the U.S. $450 to $550 billion annually to lost productivity. These numbers report that 70% of employees are disengaged at work, with 80% disengaged as a result of a poor manager. 

These numbers suggest that companies, overall, should be considering company culture and tracking for productivity. There is a financial cost to reduced productivity and it is most likely eating away at your bottom line. 

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7 Reasons Why You Need an Employee Tracker

August 31st, 2020

Your employees are what keep your company running. But sometimes a rogue employee, or even a lazy one, can steal time and money from your business. To avoid losing money to employees who are wasting time during work hours, and to limit the chance of an insider threat, your company should make use of an employee time tracker. 

Employee tracking can be anything from an app or software that monitors employees’ computers to one that tracks phones via GPS. The features that you are looking for in an employee tracking app will depend on your reasons for needing one

If you’re not sure where to start, understand that employee tracking software can be valuable in increasing employee productivity, minimizing time theft, and finding hidden insider threats. 

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How to Create an Effective Productivity Plan Using Monitoring Software

August 17th, 2020

Poor productivity in the workplace can eat into your budget

On average, a majority of employees (89%) waste about 30 minutes a day. A lot of this time is spent on social media and gabbing with other employees. About 30% of those employees might waste up to 3 hours a day! When you add that up, that’s 15 hours a week!

Investing in monitoring software can provide your company and project managers with valuable data so you can learn why overall productivity is going down the drain.

Monitoring software is a type of surveillance program so that you can understand normal employee behavior during work hours, allowing you to create an effective productivity plan and determine what to do if employees are slacking off.  

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Why You Need an Employee Productivity Tracker

August 10th, 2020

More and more, companies are starting to realize that they need to look at monitoring employee productivity levels to reduce money spent on wasted time. Your employees might spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 working hours a day doing non-work-related activities, such as browsing social media, chatting with colleagues, or handling private matters. 

The estimated figure for money spent on wasted productivity will differ with each unique company situation, and whether or not your employees are content in their company culture. Experts suggest that nearly all of your employees (89%) are wasting some time at work, with about 30% of your workers wasting at least 30 minutes a day. 

While 30 minutes a day might seem minimal, that wasted time can easily add up to two and a half hours a week, which is, simply, costing your company.

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6 Key Surveillance Features of Internet Monitoring Software

August 3rd, 2020

Internet monitoring software is a surveillance program or service commonly used by enterprise companies and other organizations to provide an added protective measure against external threats and insider threats, seeking to gain access to sensitive company information. 

This software comes in all shapes and sizes.  Monitoring software apps may be used by a company to detect unusual behaviors, but it may also be used as a way to gather employee performance metrics and to boost employee productivity. 

If you are looking to use internet monitoring software for surveillance purposes, there are some key features that you need to consider.

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SoftActivity Monitor 12.3 maintenance release

July 15th, 2020

SoftActivity is glad to announce the release of SoftActivity Monitor version 12.3 for monitoring users activity on the company workstations.

Improvements in version 12.3:

  • support of new versions 83+ of Microsoft Edge browser for internet tracking.
  • fixed: broken remote screen view on some Win7 computers.
  • minor fixes and improvements.
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TS Monitor 6.3 maintenance release

July 15th, 2020

SoftActivity announces the release of new version 6.3 of its employee monitoring software for remote teams using terminal servers.

What’s new in version 6.3:

  • support of new versions 83+ of Microsoft Edge browser for internet tracking.
  • minor fixes and improvements.
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