8 Benefits of Using Active/Idle Time Monitoring Software
Here are the Benefits of Using Active/Idle time monitoring software:
- Boost overall employee productivity
- Monitor in real-time
- Stay updated on the progress of tasks during working hours
- Easily analyze and supervise employee activity levels
- Get detailed and complete reports on employee activity
- Establish a corporate policy with detailed monitoring reports
- Cut down on excessively long meetings
- Cut down on paychecks
Why Active and Idle Time Monitoring?
Employees can easily get distracted at work – chatting, surfing the net for their purpose, visiting social networking sites, and taking long coffee breaks during the hours they are paid to be active. This could lead to the misuse of working hours and money loss. To put it more precisely, a Harvard Business School study found that businesses lose over $100 billion every year in wages paid to employees for idle time. Hence the need for employers to monitor:
- Employee Idle time; which is the time spent away from one’s PC/laptop.
- Employee Active time; the time spent on PC/laptop performing work-related activities.
What are the Benefits of Using Idle/Active Time Monitoring Software?
1. Boost Overall Employee Productivity
Through active and idle time analytics provided by monitoring software, managers and employees can gain insights into high-and low-productivity trends and help to identify peak performance periods and areas that need improvement.
2. Monitor in Real-Time
Being an automated system, active and idle time monitoring software can flawlessly monitor and measure work activity in real-time without relying on human input.
3. Stay Updated on the Progress of Tasks During Working Hours
Active/idle time monitoring software helps to track progress on specific tasks, determine how many hours employees spend on tasks when computers are being used, and then use this as a benchmark to better plan, execute and allocate workload more efficiently to keep teams productive.
4. Easily Analyze and Supervise Employee Activity Levels
Monitoring software is a great tool for employers or managers to analyze and supervise employee activity levels, recognize employees that are performing well and work to address those who are being idle or lagging.
5. Get Detailed and Complete Reports on Activity
Detailed reports show when employees spend their working hours actively performing assigned computer tasks, and the exact number of hours employees were active or idle. It also helps to evaluate whether there is a need to reduce or increase the amount of time spent on certain projects and activities.
6. Establish Corporate policies with Detailed Monitoring Reports
Another scenario could arise when reports show that employees use the web for personal reasons. How they are distracted by online shopping or planning holidays. The information received could be used to establish a corporate policy on non-business related activities carried out during the paid hours.
7. Cut Down on Excessively Long Meetings
From a corporate viewpoint, long meetings are often seen as top time-wasters in organizations. The Harvard Business Review showed that weekly executive meeting consumes 300,000 hours every year. Meetings can be organized and controlled with time monitoring software to ensure that meetings are straight to the point.
8. Cut Down on Paychecks
Active/ Idle time monitoring software can help avoid errors during payroll management procedures by providing accurate time reports. The detailed reports will also serve as justification or proof in cases where employees claim overtime.
Ensure Active Time Efficiency With WorkTime Reports
WorkTime processes applications used by employees/departments in real-time, the outcome for the analysis can be available in reports in a matter of minutes/hours or by percentage. Data received from the Active/Idle Time reports measure the number of active hours employee(s) spend on work-related computer activities, sites visited and idle hours. Data analysis could be instrumental in achieving various business goals.
This case study shows how WorkTime helped to effectively decrease employee Idle time
’’ Active and Idle time monitoring is beneficial for any enterprise, irrespective of their size. Active and Idle time monitoring software helps to optimize and utilize time in the best way possible to prevent wasted hours.’’- Kirill Nesterenko, C.E.O Nestersoft.Inc
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Analytical Writer, WorkTime
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