Tracking Remote Teams
WorkPuls is a time tracking and employee monitoring software suitable for both remote offices as well as remote individuals. On this page you can read all about how to set the app properly for teleworkers, telecommuters and other types of freelancers and remote teams, so bookmark it as manual!
We recommend that you set this up as soon as you start the onboarding process, but you can do it later as well, or change the settings anytime.
Time and Attendance in Different Time Zones
WorkPuls captures time from employees’ computers, meaning that if your people are working in different time zones, our software shows their clock in/clock out time as it is where they work from (in their time zone). You can easily and accurately access the information regarding the off-days, or see what was happening on a particular date.
Proof of Work
You can use WorkPuls to make sure you are paying for the correct number of hours, or that remote workers are on the task. You can also enable your employees the access to their own profiles to see how much money they earned, or how much time they have been working on your project.
Remote workers can turn WorkPuls on when they start, or turn it off when they finish or pause working. This way you can be certain that you are paying for the correct number of hours, and employees can have a solid proof of their work.
WorkPuls is by default set not to be turned off by employees. To enable turning it on and off, go to Settings > Groups > Settings (for desired group – in this case, group “Remote Employees”).
In “Tracking” section check “Start/Stop WorkPuls” and your remote employees will have the option to start or stop the tracking on each of their computers.
Timeline shows the list of events and activities that occurred during one day.
Blue color represents Computer Activities (a person was actively working on computer in either Productive, Unproductive or Neutral Apps and Websites; this is filled automatically from the data WorkPuls collected and cannot be deleted). White gaps represent Idle time (There was no computer usage recorded during this period). Grey parts are Other activities, which were additionally manually added (Phone calls, Meetings, Brainstormings etc.).
Manually adding activities should be done by clicking “Add other activity” button in the upper right corner above the timeline chart. This opens a window:
This allows adding activities such as meetings, brainstormings or phone calls. You can choose to add them yourself, or you can enable employees to do that. If computer was used during a meeting, manually added explanations will not affect the blue parts in timeline, they will just fill in the white gaps.
This feature is also optional and in order to get it, you have to first enable it in Settings > Groups > Group Settings. That’s where you can also set the number of random screenshots that will be taken in one hour.
You can access screenshots on every person’s individual page, along with all the other data (Time and Attendance, Productivity etc.). It looks like this: