In general, most people do not like the idea of time tracking as they feel that it is an arbitrary way to measure productivity and that it is killing the company culture, as well as the trust between the employees and the employers.
When you consider that, it is expected that the results of our research showed that the biggest challenges managers face when adopting a worker tracking system in their companies is getting the employees to track their time.
That is why in this post we will be exploring the reasons behind why employees are against time tracking and what you can do to help them better understand all the benefits a time tracking software like Workpuls can offer.
My Employees Feels That Monitoring Violates Their Privacy
A work tracking system like Workpuls gives you full control over the level of employee monitoring you are most comfortable with. It can also be set on a team by team or even an individual basis, giving you maximum flexibility.
There are multiple levels of tracking:
- Stealth - which is used when you’re suspecting employees of malpractice, and you don’t want them to know you’re tracking them
- Unlimited tracking - which tracks computer activities as long as the computer is turned on (you can also modify Workpuls to track on certain days, between certain working hours, or only when employees are connected to a specified network)
- Manual clock-in/out - gives your employees the control over Workpuls agent, they can clock out when they’re handling private activities
- Project-based tracking - in this case, Workpuls only tracks when employees start the tracker while working on different projects and tasks
Also, to help you comply with GDPR, HIPAA or other legislations, we’ve introduced a feature with which you can stop Workpuls from tracking certain apps and websites, or taking screenshots in them (such as social media, or apps and websites containing other personal data).
We believe that our software provides you with visibility and a way to measure and even improve the productivity in your company while at the same time establishing greater transparency and trust.
No One Outside the Company Should Have Access to Our Data
This is one of the most important concerns you should have when considering a time tracking system. All work tracker systems store data in one of the following ways - on-premise or in the cloud.
The on-premise solution allows your company to self-host the worker tracking system and have exclusive control over the data and the amount of storage memory you prefer. You are also responsible for securing your servers. Implementing an on-premise solution takes a lot more time and money than a cloud one, but if you need the highest possible level of control, then this is the right option for you. Additionally, it is usually available for large companies with over 100 employees.
The cloud solution is stored on the time tracker's secure servers. The data on it cannot be accessed by the software provider. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to implement a time tracking system in your company, then the cloud solution is right for you as it takes only a few minutes and almost no technical knowledge to do so. Our team is here to help you with the entire setup and rollout process. In this case, your software provider only accesses the data if they need to resolve a technical issue you’re having, and most employees sign an NDA which covers the data they’re able to see in such cases.
We Don’t Organize Our Work in Tasks and Projects
While there are a lot of companies that rely on tasks and projects to organize their workload, there are loads of companies that are not using the traditional task management methods. However, even if you usually do not organize your work using task lists, they can still be very useful for helping you organize your daily activities.
For example, teachers might oppose the idea of using task lists to organize their work as most of it happens in the classroom. However, if they think of projects as the subjects they teach and tasks as different classes they teach, the task management method can be applied. The same goes for students, who can think of their projects as classes they are taking and they can use tasks for everything they need to do related to that class.
A Worker Tracking System Costs Too Much
The price of the employee time tracker apps really differs. Usually the more sophisticated software, with keyloggers, data loss prevention features and other security-related options are more expensive. However, there are still options which are cost-effective and suitable for business of any size.
Our software is competitively priced and we feel that the value we provide to our customers justifies the price. Typically, our customers report a 10-20% increase in productivity almost immediately after they have implemented our software, which means that you can immediately see a substantial positive ROI.
We also believe that our software is an investment to boost the productivity of your employees instead of the cost of managing them. Workpuls also helps optimize company efficiency, the security of your data, and the retention and growth of your employees, all of which are key factors in the success of a company.
So there you have it - some of the reasons why you should be using a worker tracking system. Hopefully, we have managed to show some of the benefits to your employees, your company, and you could enjoy them if you were to implement our software.
Time tracking is a great way to increase the productivity of your employees while at the same time protecting their privacy and your data.