WorkTime & URL Monitoring. How To Use.
Browsing the Internet has become an integral part of our lives. It is hard to imagine either personal life or work without it. The problem is that the lines separating work and personal life often become blurred. Once online at the workplace, an employee might either work or momentarily be distracted by other items of interest. Once diverted, how much time did the employee waste, before returning to his task? How often in a day or a week is an employee distracted by irrelevant or inappropriate websites? How can an employee be encouraged to remain task oriented, while browsing the Internet at work? How can the employer rest assured that the employee is not browsing beyond what is necessary for the job? See below how WorkTime URL monitoring software addresses these questions.
WorkTime URL Monitoring Reports
Many employers use URL monitoring to evaluate the employees’ use of time online. They understand that it is not feasible to simply prohibit browsing the Internet at work. At the same time there has to be some substantial and concrete controls in place, more than just the subjective opinion of the supervisor. WorkTime offers URL monitoring reports letting the employer or supervisor know exactly how employees are using URLs. Of special interest in this article are reports such as “Top URL Used,” “Top Social Network URL Used,” “URL Use Detailed Info,” “URL Use Complete List,” and other similar reports.
“Top URL Used” Report
The WorkTime “Top URL Used” report reveals which URL is used the most by employees. Consider the following advantages:
1.) It may be seen at a glance, if this particular URL is work related, which employees tend to use it, and for how long.
2.) Then the employer may decide whether to have a general discussion or to personally converse with an individual employee about the amount of time spent on the URL.
3.) The report may easily be posted for all employees to read, allowing them to evaluate for themselves, whether they are acting within company guidelines, regarding their use of the URL.
“Top Social Network URL Used” Report
The WorkTime “Top Social Network URL Used” report indicates which social network was used the most by the employees over a designated period of time. Consider these benefits:
1.) The supervisor may then decide to what extent, if any, was the social networking necessary for the job. Company policy or guidelines may be discussed accordingly.
2.) Once the report has been posted, conscientious employees may realize how much time was wasted on social networking. They may voluntarily reconsider their use of social networks.
3.) Progress toward performance improvement may be marked by observing monthly, weekly or even daily postings of the reports. Employees may keep track of their own progress.
“URL Use Detailed Info” Report
The WorkTime “URL Use Detailed Info” report includes all the details indicating which employees are using which URL, for how long and when. Consider the following uses for this report:
1.) This information is useful for troubleshooting and pinpointing troublesome trends in the general performance of employees.
2.) A careful analysis of this report may reveal weak spots in an individual employee’s performance, where improvements could be made.
3.) The report might prove to be the basis for consultations with employees about remaining task oriented.
“URL Use Complete List” Report
WorkTime’s “URL Use Complete List” report generates an exhaustive list of all of the URLs that were used over a designated period of time. It may be used as follows:
1.) The software may be configured to categorize the URLs as either work related or non-work related.
2.) It will be obvious at a glance whether the employees are browsing where they should be.
3.) This report could provide the supervisor with an early signal, in case the employees’ focus on assignments might be misplaced.
These and many other WorkTime URL monitoring reports may be used to monitor and evaluate employee performance in the workplace. If the results of URL monitoring are openly posted, the employees are also regularly informed of the results. Hence, they have the opportunity to improve their own performance.
Get Started Now
To get started with WorkTime’s URL monitoring software, first submit a request to obtain an evaluation copy of the WorkTime program by going to this link: www.worktime.com/request-evaluation