WorkTime - working-from-home employee monitoring eBook

June 20, 2020

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Working-from-home employee monitoring - FREE eBook

Easy & clear steps. We’ve got you covered!

eBook March 2020

What do you get with this eBook?

Within 5 minutes Get clear details about monitoring employees working from home. Want to know more? There is even more information for you! Get equipped! Receive a free employee monitoring policy sample, an announcement sample, an employee monitoring handbook, and a consent form sample. To continue reading, please request a free eBook:

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

1. There is a difference between monitoring in-office and working from home employees. The difference is when you monitor employees' own devices. 2. Employee monitoring legislation varies depending on the country and state. The good news is that there are standard recommendations applicable anywhere. 3. To successfully communicate with your employees about employee monitoring, you have to stay clear and keep your communication open. 4. If you decide to announce employee monitoring, or if you need to create employee monitoring policies, etc. - we've got you covered (samples are included in this eBook). 5. Clear and straightforward steps for implementing work-from-home employee monitoring are available in this eBook. Read more below!

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 available 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! We are ready to use our expertise and experience to serve your business! WorkTime is here to make remote employee monitoring very easy for you.

Monitoring in-office and working from home employees – What is the difference?

Employee monitoring laws

Open communication with your employees is the key to success.

Prepare yourself to monitor your working-from-home employees.

Start monitoring now: clear steps.

1. Employee monitoring announcement sample. 2. Employee monitoring policies sample. 3. Employee monitoring handbook. 4. Employee monitoring consent form sample. To read more about the above topics, request the free eBook now:

Implementing employee monitoring policy

If you're considering monitoring employees working-from-home or creating a work-from-home monitoring policy, our monitoring experts have put together some useful recommendations to equip businesses. To make the process even more convenient for the managers, we have also created a ready-to-use policy template that can be used in your company or as a sample to develop future monitoring policies.

Basic recommendations for creating work-from-home monitoring policies

Main guidelines

Clearly explain the work-from-home monitoring policy's aim and what goals you expect to accomplish with the working-from-home arrangement. Ensure that each team member understands both the individual and team roles to achieve the set goals.

Checklist: Main areas to cover in the work-from-home monitoring policy

Policies are fundamental, especially in a remote working environment, and it is important that employees clearly understand your expectations. This is why we recommend that you keep your policies as transparent and straightforward as possible. This will ensure that your employees understand and follow the rules appropriately. To create an effective working-from-home employee monitoring policy, you may need to address certain topics. Here are the most common points to consider:

Define eligibility

Use this section to specify which departments are eligible for the monitoring, indicate who the work-from-home monitoring policy applies to, why it’s essential to implement the employee monitoring software in your company. Finally, how many employees will be working with the tool. 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: 1. What level you expect employee productivity to be as a result of the monitoring. 2. What goals the company aims to accomplish in light of the monitoring. (The primary objectives of the company may be included)

Make productivity assessments

Explain how productivity and performance will be measured or evaluated. List what metrics the monitoring software will record, such as attendance, active and idle time, and time spent on the project etc. Lastly, clearly explain to employees how to track their time and regularly record working time. Checkout WorkTime’s employee monitoring features.

Use of company equipment

1. The policy should outline how employees working from home are expected to manage the company's resources. 2. You may need to explain how employees are expected to use company property during/after working hours and breaks, etc. 3. If employee monitoring software or VPN is going to be installed on company equipment, please specify. 4. 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

Consider including measures employees are expected to take in the event of any software malfunction or equipment repairs or replacement.

Define compliance with employee monitoring policies

1. State that employees are required to review all documentation provided and all employee monitoring consent forms must be signed. 2. Establish a requirement for employees to comply with all monitoring policies and handbooks before the monitoring process. 3. Spell out that employees will only be allowed to engage in the work process after signing “Employee monitoring policies” and “Employee monitoring handbook.” Get your Announcement, Employee monitoring policy, and Consent samples Now! To continue reading, please request the eBook: WorkTime® eBook March 2020

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