What is Remote Workforce Monitoring?
A remote workforce monitoring platform allows businesses to understand how their employees are working, whether they are in the office or remote. It utilizes cloud-based software that monitors and analyzes data that gives organizations insight into productivity levels, operational compliance risks, and potential bottlenecks.
As a large part of the workforce is working remotely due to COVID-19, many businesses have questions about monitoring staff while they are working at home. By incorporating productivity tracking into their systems, companies can find trends and patterns that increase visibility into their workforce – allowing them to improve.
How Can it Help My Business?
A remote workforce monitoring system gives you the answers you need to help your business be successful – and provides the workflow to make it happen. A platform provided by AffinityMSP allows you to empower your team that is working remotely by increasing engagement and productivity, ensuring their roles are aligned and helping to identify potential bottlenecks.
Improve Workforce Productivity
Perhaps the biggest benefit of remote workforce monitoring is that it gives business the insights it needs to improve workforce productivity. The platform allows management to have a clear understanding of how work is getting done, where time is spent, and how to minimize less productive behaviors.
Once the data is collected and a company understands how employees use their time, they can implement procedures to reduce distracting environments and eliminate wasteful practices.
This information can also be leveraged to drive more business and establish a top-performing baseline. Similarly, these tools provide important information that can improve accountability, resolve workflow bottlenecks, and optimize teams and workflows.
Effectively Manage Remote Employees
As more employees are working remotely, effectively managing them has posed a new challenge for businesses. Since workers are not in the office, it may be difficult to understand who is performing certain tasks and how to adjust operational workflows accordingly.
A remote workforce monitoring platform like ActivTrak allows firms to manage the work hours, productivity, and engagement of remote workers not just to understand if they are working, but rather how they are working.
This data can be integrated with external sources to analyze trends, improve processes, drive engagement, and reduce employee turnover. Information like workload patterns can help you identify misaligned skills and reduce costs based on application usage.
All of the data is provided with context so that you can uncover the root cause of bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and spikes in workloads. These reports can also be displayed on dashboards like Power BI and Tableau, which will empower your managers to make data-driven decisions.
Optimized Data Security and Compliance
Data privacy and security is a major concern for businesses with a remote workforce, and a platform provided by AffinityMSP can help address these issues.
Remote workforce monitoring helps to uncover compliance gaps and identify patterns of mishandling secure data. The analytics provided allow businesses to quickly detect and assess high-risk activities to ensure compliance requirements are met.
The built-in website blocking tools will also help ensure employees are not accessing inappropriate or distracting websites, also boosting productivity.
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