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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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How Much Does Poor Workplace Productivity Cost Your Company?

August 13th, 2018

A recent study by Captivate’s Office Pulse found that the 2018 Winter Olympics cost U.S. business $1.7 billion in lost productivity due to companies watching the games during work

Consider this scenario: Jane owns a profitable trading company of clothing lines imported from choice locations around the world. She has 23 employees and has been in business since 2002. Since her office staff of 10 are sitting at their computer all day conducting research and completing sales or customer service activity to keep production moving, so they are busy at their desk (or are they?). It’s a highly competitive industry that requires everyone make a full contribution in order for the company to prosper.Read More

Sometimes your employees really are on their break

October 5th, 2015

Photo Credit: Kris Krug

Photo Credit: Kris Krug

One of the biggest concerns of any employer in the digital age is the ease with which employees can become distracted, wasting their time browsing Facebook, which in turn is wasting your time – and your money. But a new studies shows employers may be (a little bit) more lenient when it comes to giving employees a break.

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What is Your Policy for Monitoring Employees?

July 20th, 2015

Companies have rights, such as being able to ensure that their employees are performing the work they’re being paid to do. They have the right to take measures to protect their ‘secret sauce’ or intellectual property. That said, employees working in a company have a reasonable expectation of privacy. How does that square with companies using employee monitoring software?

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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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