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Office Productivity Tips (But if These Don’t Work, We Can Help)

July 13th, 2015

If your employees aren’t being productive at work, maybe the problem isn’t starting with them. Maybe it’s your management style. No offense, but we often find that our customers start looking for an employee monitoring solution before they’ve dealt with longstanding internal management issues that have soured the workplace for far too long.

Photo Credit: Pedro Figueiredo

Photo Credit: Pedro Figueiredo

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Getting Employees to Work Smarter. Tips from the Productivityist

July 6th, 2015
Office Productivity Tips from Mike Vardy

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You’re looking at an employee computer monitoring solution because you’re just not getting a good level of productivity out of your people. Instead of doing their work on your computers, they’re leveling up as panda shamans in MMO games or updating their social network. Computer monitoring is part of the solution – but if you want your workers to be their best, you need to run your office in the right way. We chatted with renowned productivity coach Mike Vardy of The Productivityist about how to achieve that:

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SoftActivity Keylogger 8.0 released

July 3rd, 2015

We are glad to announce the release of new version 8.0 of our leading monitoring software for home use SoftActivity Keylogger.

Improvements in version 8.0:

  • support of Windows 10 Preview
  • support of recent versions of browsers and IM/chat clients
  • improved compatibility with recent antivirus databases
  • minor fixes and improvements

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How Employee Monitoring Can Save Your Business

June 29th, 2015
Monitoring Time Wasting Employees

Photo Credit: Laura

The NHL hockey playoffs had just begun when our customers were already sharing colorful anecdotes with us about how our employee monitoring solution was helping them maintain a shutout on wasted time. There’s nothing wrong with being a hockey fan – heck, include us in that lot. But if you want to check the scores after work, that’s probably a better strategy than tweeting about your hero’s hat trick while you’re supposed to be productive at your desktop.

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Computer Monitoring. Why You Need It For Your Business Right Now

June 24th, 2015
Photo Credit: Martin Terber

Photo Credit: Martin Terber

How much time do your employees spend actually working? Less than you might think – potentially, a lot less. In Britain, an urban myth caught on that a man had died at the office and none of his co-workers noticed while wandering by his cubicle until the fifth day. It wasn’t true – but the reason the story caught so much traction is that it was just so believable. It’s easy to imagine the anonymous cog of an employee being ignored as he literally rots at his desk – because workers are often disconnected not just from the work they’re doing, but from their own co-workers in the next line of cubicles.

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Top Ways Employees Are Wasting Time at Work

June 18th, 2015

You provide a PC workstation for your employee to do actual work. How are they actually spending their time? Perhaps not all that surprisingly, Salary magazine reports that 69 percent of polled employees said they waste at least some time at work on a daily basis (even if a good portion of the other 31 percent just told the pollster what they wanted to hear, that’s bad enough). It’s not getting better, either. The problem is up 20 percent from last year.

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