Working-from-Home Employee Monitoring – eBook by WorkTime
Easy & Clear Steps. We’ve Got You Covered!
eBook, March 2020
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Get clear about monitoring employees working from home.
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Working-from-Home Employee Monitoring
1. Two Minutes Summary
2. WorkTime – Who We Are
3. Monitoring In-Office and Working from Home Employees – What is the Difference?
4. Employee Monitoring Laws
5. Open Communication with Your Employees is the Key to Success
6. Implementing Employee Monitoring Policy
7. Get Yourself Ready to Monitor Your Working from Home Employees
8. Start Monitoring Now: Clear Steps
9. Employee Monitoring Announcement Sample
10. Employee Monitoring Policies Sample
11. Employee Monitoring Handbook
12. Employee Monitoring Consent Form Sample
Two Minutes Summary
This eBook on working from home employee monitoring has been prepared by a team of employee monitoring experts, who have been successfully serving businesses for 20+ years by offering WorkTime as an employee monitoring solution.
Main topics and ideas of this eBook are:
– There is a difference between monitoring in-office and working from home employees. The difference comes when monitoring employees’ private devices.
– Employee monitoring legislations vary depending on the country and state. The good news is that there are common recommendations applicable anywhere.
– To successfully communicate with your employees about employee monitoring, stay clear and keep your communication open.
– If you decide to announce employee monitoring, or if you need to create employee monitoring policies etc. – we’ve got this covered for you (samples are included in this eBook).
– Clear and simple steps on implementing monitoring of your working from home employees are in the Start Monitoring Now: Clear Steps section of this eBook.
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WorkTime – Who We Are
We are a team of employee productivity monitoring experts with 20+ years of successful experience in the employee monitoring field. WorkTime is the only non-invasive, pure productivity monitoring software on the market.
Do you have ANY questions regarding work-from-home employee monitoring? We have the answers.
Do you have tasks and goals? We have the solution!
Our expertise and experience are ready to serve your business!
WorkTime is here to make remote employee monitoring very easy for you.
Implementing Employee Monitoring Policy
If you are considering computer monitoring for employees working-from-home or looking to create a work-from-home monitoring policy, our monitoring experts have prepared a set of recommendations to equip businesses. To make the process even easier for the managers, we have also created a ready-to-use policy template that can be used in your company as it is or as a starting point for future monitoring policies.
Basic Recommendations For Creating Work-from-home Monitoring Policies
Clearly explain the aim of the working from home monitoring policy, what goals you intend to accomplish with the working-from-home arrangement, and ensure that each team member understands both the individual and team roles to be played in achieving the set goals.
Check List: Main Areas to Cover in Work-from-home Monitoring Policies
To create an effective working-from-home employee monitoring policy, you may need to cover various topics. These policies are fundamental, especially in a work-from-home environment. Importantly, employees need to understand your expectations clearly. We, therefore, recommend that you keep your policies as simple and clear as possible, as this will increase the chances of your employees to understand and follow the rules correctly.
Here are the most common points to consider:
Use this section to specify the departments eligible for the monitoring, to determine whom the working-from-monitoring policy applies to, how many employees will utilize it, or why it’s essential to implement employee monitoring software in your company. Also, please specify the time required for the working-from-home arrangement, whether it is a short term or long term agreement.
Set Working Expectations
You may need to enumerate the expectations for monitoring every employee working from home or remotely. For example:
What the expectations of employee productivity would be as a result of the monitoring.
The goals and objectives the company aims to accomplish as a result of the monitoring. (The primary goals of the company may be included)
Make Productivity Assessments
Explain how productivity and performance would be measured or evaluated, list what metrics the monitoring software will record, i.e. attendance, active and idle time, time spent on the project e.t.c.
Clearly explain to employees how to track their time and ensure they record working time regularly.
Use of Company Equipment
The policy should specify how employees working from home are expected to manage the equipment provided by the company.
You may need to explain how employees are expected to use company property during/after working hours and break e.t.c.
If employee monitoring software or VPN is going to be installed on company equipment, please specify.
If the company requires employees to provide their equipment, explain that work-related duties must be carried out during working hours.
Set Technical Support Requirements
Consider including measures employees are expected to take in case of any software malfunction or equipment repairs or replacement.
Outline Data Protection Standards
Clearly explain the purposes of collecting specific data and specify what data will be collected and what measures will be taken to protect collected data.
Define Compliance With Employee Monitoring Policies
State that employees are required to review all documentation provided and all employee monitoring consent forms must be signed.
Establish that employees are required to comply with all monitoring policies and handbooks before the monitoring process.
State that employees will only be allowed to engage in the work process after signing “Employee Monitoring Policies” and “Employee Monitoring Handbook”.
eBook, March 2020