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Time Tracking For Your Remote Workforce

July 18th, 2022

Operating with a remote workforce offers businesses numerous benefits. Remote workforces are on the rise, and more companies should prepare to bring in at least some remote or hybrid workers at some point in time. 

Remote workforces might seem like an enigma to some. After all, how can these businesses gain a profit from a remote workforce if they can’t oversee their employees? 

Brought on by the rise of the gig economy and the use cases of advanced technologies and software, businesses with remote workers will find that they can keep track of their remote workforce using time tracking software. 

Here’s everything you need to know about remote workforce management with time tracking:

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SoftActivity version 12.9 released

July 12th, 2022

SoftActivity announces the release of new version 12.9 of its employee productivity tracking software products, SoftActivity Monitor and TS Monitor. This software is also used by a lot of organizations for insider threat detection.

Upgrade is recommended to all users.

What’s new in version 12.9

  • [improved]: Attendance report now shows an end of session immediately after a remote computer is shutdown, put into sleep mode, or a laptop lid has been closed. Previously it was not shown until the next day, and some sessions remained active. PDF was showing end of session “unknown”.
  • [fix]: email alert was sent even if it’s disabled for the alert rule.
  • If the client app is in Visible mode (Notify Users option is ON), the UI now does not cover part of the user’s screen. Instead of an always-on, on-screen badge, it will now just remind them daily with a system notifications and show an icon in tray. We encourage customers to switch the client app into Visible Mode, which helps protect employees’ privacy rights.
  • improved security: increased passwords complexity requirements.
  • improved support of high-DPI monitors, and multi-monitor setups with different DPI scaling (100%, 150%, etc.).
  • other fixes and improvements.
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How The Great Resignation Brought About More Insider Threats and What to Do About It

July 11th, 2022

The 2020s have seen shifting tides in workplace culture, human resource (HR) management, and the job force. What also came about was the Great Resignation, which increased job turnover stemmed from the global pandemic. 

The Great Resignation, much like the economic downturns of the 2020s, is greatly impacting the workforce in numerous unknown and trackable ways. One impact is the rise of insider threats. 

Here’s how the shifting workplace and the Great Resignation are encouraging insider threats and what businesses can do about it:

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6 Key Productivity Red Flags To Look Out For In The Workplace

July 4th, 2022

The cost of poor productivity is extremely high, so you want to catch it before it infiltrates your workplace too much. Poor productivity in the workplace leads to losses in ROI, high employee turnover, and ultimately unhappy customers, all of which cost companies thousands of dollars

Luckily, with employee monitoring software and other employee tracking tools, you can catch these red flags quickly and stop them from getting worse!

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Top HR Trends In 2022 Workplace

June 27th, 2022

When it comes to running a successful business, staying on top of trends in workplace operations, human resources, and productivity will help you stay ahead of the curve. 

While we are well into 2022, staying on top of these trends throughout the year will give you success, no matter your industry or business type.

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Should I Use The Pickle Jar Theory For Managing My Employees?

June 20th, 2022

Improving workflow productivity is a key objective for many in managerial positions and running businesses across the U.S. 

However, with the rise in workplace distractions and issues that arise with remote productivity management, it is notoriously difficult to improve productivity. Improving productivity can improve your return on investment (ROI) and lead to great success. 

One way of managing your employees is by using the pickle jar theory. If you’ve heard of it, you may be wondering what this theory is, how it works, and if it works to improve employee productivity.

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How Deep Work Can Help You Achieve Your Productivity Goals

June 13th, 2022

Improving productivity at work is a major priority for most businesses. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving your productivity goals, but you can consider deep work for productivity and better time management

Maybe you’ve heard about deep work (or maybe you haven’t). Deep work is something that you should at least research and consider when it comes to improving productivity in your workforce:

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