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Why do employees use the internet at work?

The internet has been a necessary tool used by many companies to maintain efficient working processes. At the same time, it has also played a significant role in keeping employees distracted. As most social activities are online, employees can easily socialize on the net instead of performing their work duties during paid hours. As a result, to avoid financial losses businesses are continually looking for constructive ways, such as incorporating internet monitoring software to monitor internet activities and stop these workplace distractions.

Employees use the internet at the workplace for both work-related and personal needs. The internet has become a great distraction to the work process.

How much time do employees really spend on internet activities?

It’s more time than you can imagine!
A Forbes article reads that employees spend at least 10 hours of their working week on non-work-related internet activities. According to IDC research, it makes up 30-40% of time spent by employees on surfing the internet. With so many distractions on the internet, an employee can get carried away surfing irrelevant or inappropriate websites instead of performing their work duties. According to the study, this is what employees spend their time on: personal correspondence, YouTube and Netflix videos, adult and game sites, job search engines, social networking services, online shopping and banking pages, knowledge and health-related information sources.

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As a result, a lot of paid hours go to waste. And the problem is, employees do not even realize how much time they actually spend every working day on personal internet activities. When employers monitor internet use, the evidence makes it clear.
WorkTime is internet monitoring software with 20+ years of experience in the field. Based on our clients’ feedback we know that time wasted on unproductive internet activities is significantly underestimated.

Employees spend far more time on the internet for personal purposes than they think they do. The amount of time spent on personal internet use at work is greatly underestimated.

From WorkTime customer: employees spend more than 3 hours per week of their working time on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) in one company.

Another survey from WorkTime experts shows that at least 90 out of 1,000 (or 0.9 out of 10) salaries are wasted on personal internet activities. It costs US businesses $63 billion per year.

At least 90 out of 1,000 (or 0.9 out of 10) salaries are wasted on personal internet activities.

According to the Journal of Workplace Learning 41% of employees chronically abuse internet use at work.

Monitoring internet activities with appropriate tools can help overcome some of the many distractions that employees find hard to resist at work, including YouTube, gaming, visiting sports sites, online shopping, banking, social media platforms, etc.

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How can employers deal with unproductive internet activities?

This is where tools to monitor internet activity in the workplace can help. Such tools include internet monitoring software, a widely used method for dealing with employees’ excessive internet usage.

Internet monitoring software is a widely used method for monitoring internet activities.

Generally, internet monitoring software helps to analyze internet usage. It helps to track:

  • The websites/URLs visited.
  • Time spent on the internet (when and for how long employees use the internet).
  • Which computers have been used to carry out internet activities.
  • The login/username of the employee.
  • Whether or not the internet is used for personal or for business needs.

Internet usage monitoring software provides insights that help evaluate employee performance, and minimize time spent on work distractions ranging from social media (Facebook, Twitter) to shopping, gaming, etc. Internet use monitoring statistics help a lot in creating effective internet usage policy.

Internet monitoring software provides insights that help evaluate employee performance and minimize time spent on internet distractions.

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Employee internet monitoring in practice

So, how to monitor internet usage? Employee internet monitoring software WorkTime is a great tool to monitor internet usage.
WorkTime provides insight into employees’ internet activities and how often they use social media during working hours. Tracking internet usage highlights the productive/unproductive internet-related computer activities. As a result, you can implement quality company internet usage policies, or block certain websites to halt distractions.
In addition to monitoring visited websites/URLs, WorkTime records the employee’s system login name, the time and duration of internet use, and the history of visited websites/URLs. WorkTime monitors users’ internet activity regardless of location (in-office, remote, work-from-home employees).

WorkTime helps to reduce unproductive internet time and to boost productivity.

WorkTime is a non-invasive internet monitoring software that lets you do it efficiently without violating employee privacy. It makes it possible to monitor employee internet usage without capturing their personal data or using continuous video surveillance.

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What do you get from internet monitoring software WorkTime?

Internet monitoring software WorkTime provides employers with a wealth of useful functions. One big positive with this technology is you can see specific trends and the extent to which the internet is used at a glance (especially when you feel that employees are withholding certain information). For example, WorkTime internet monitoring software provides reports that show employers exactly how employees use the internet.
These reports include:

  • “Top website/URL used” reports
  • The WorkTime “Top URL used” reports show the most visited websites/URLs

  • “Top social network URL used” reports
  • The WorkTime “Top Social Network URL used” reports indicate which employees have the most visited social network over a specified period.

  • “Website/URL use detailed info” reports
  • The WorkTime “URL use detailed info” reports include all the details of which employees use the websites, how long, and when.

  • “Website/URL use complete list” reports
  • The WorkTime “URL Use complete list” report generates an extensive list of all URLs that have been used over a given time frame.

  • And many more

Internet monitoring software provides employers with a wealth of useful functions. You can see specific trends and the extent to which the internet is used at a glance.

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How WorkTime internet monitoring software helps your business

1. It monitors internet activities and helps improve their quality.
WorkTime internet monitoring software automatically records all internet-related activities on the company’s computers. If keeping the internet monitoring process open and transparent to the employees it helps improve internet usage quality. When informed, employees spend less time on non-work-related websites, like social media, shopping, news, or gaming.

2. It helps improve employee productivity
Employee productivity will be at least 20 percent better with WorkTime internet monitoring software. Knowing about the tracking measures, employees become more motivated and disciplined. They significantly reduce the amount of time spent on personal interests (including low attendance, browsing, social networking etc.).

WorkTime increases productivity by highlighting and decreasing the time employees spend on the internet being unproductive.

3. It saves the company’s money
With WorkTime internet monitoring software, your company saves up on loads of employee wages. Facebook alone consumes 30 percent of working time. In some cases (companies with 20-100 employees), browsing time takes about 50 percent of the overall working time. WorkTime helps save money by reducing unproductive time to zero.

WorkTime internet monitoring software helps improve productivity, save money, and more.

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4. It provides accurate information
WorkTime internet monitoring software shows the real picture of internet usage. This information can be applied to your company in many ways. Asides from improving productivity, generated reports can be useful for:
– Creating policies and improving work discipline.
– Engaging employees and discovering sites that are useful for work.
– Pinpointing traits that negatively affect productivity, showing employees how much time they are actually wasting (as per WorkTime experience, people are often unaware of the actual amount of wasted time), and reducing employee distraction.

5. It offers socially responsible internet monitoring
At WorkTime, we are experts with 20+ years of experience in the internet monitoring field. We help detect work-related and personal employee internet activities and minimize unproductive time. WorkTime is a socially responsible non-invasive internet monitoring software, effectively helping halt distractions and increase productivity of your employees.

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