Are you certain that your workers are using the internet for work-related purposes during working hours?
Before we get into this question, let us first provide you with some short statistics:
- Studies have shown that employees underestimate the amount of time they spend on the internet.
- Sometimes, the ”hardest workers” spend up to half of their working time on the internet for personal reasons.
- Facebook alone accounts for 3% of all internet time spent.
- Most time wasters are socializing over chats, reading celebrity news, and shopping online.
Now, returning to the question…
The Internet has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. It’s hard to imagine a personal or professional life without it. The issue is that the boundaries between work and personal life are often blurred.
When an employee is online at work, the possibility of them getting distracted by other things of interest instead of doing what they’re actually being paid to do is very high. This can cost the business a lot of money and productivity if this continues long term.
If the problem is not addressed until it escalates, employers will begin to ask questions such as how much time did the employee waste before returning to his task? How much time does an employee spend every day or week being distracted by irrelevant or inappropriate websites?
How can an employee be motivated to stay focused on the task at hand while surfing the Internet at work? How can the employer be certain that the employee is not going above and beyond the job’s scope?
Let’s take a look at how WorkTime internet monitoring software responds to these questions above.
WorkTime Internet monitoring software is the best method for dealing with these circumstances. WorkTime monitoring incorporates a variety of Internet monitoring features that enable managers and employers to see how personal Internet use affects productivity. WorkTime assists in limiting employees’ personal internet activities without turning the workplace into a draconian environment
How does WorkTime work?
WorkTime offers information on employees’ internet use and how often they use social media during working hours.
- WorkTime identifies useful and ineffective internet-related computer operations and then blocks specific websites to eliminate distractions.
- WorkTime documents the employee’s device username name.
- WorkTime records the time and length of internet use
- WorkTime captures the history of visited websites / URLs, besides tracking visited websites / URLs.
- WorkTime tracks users’ internet behavior regardless of where they are (in-office, remote, work-from-home employees).
WorkTime tracks the URLs of websites accessed by employees. WorkTime reports indicate whether websites visited are personal or business-related, as well as when each website was visited, on which device, for how long, and by whom. This shows how much time was wasted by a specific employee, a group of employees, or all employees.
Website blocking is most effective when used to implement Internet use policies and filter access to websites deemed detrimental to the business. WorkTime Internet monitoring software includes features that block websites based on specific categories or URLs to keep the team focused and out of trouble.
WorkTime offers comprehensive real-time reports to assist in identifying areas impacting productivity. These reports include:
Top internet users reports
As part of the Internet reporting, WorkTime provides reports on employee web surfing habits. Showing an employee evidence of how they spent an hour or more browsing fashion nova or looking through Pinterest instead of focusing on a specific project significantly helps address these areas that undermine company operations and decrease productivity.
Top social media users reports
One of the most common ways that employees kill productivity is spending too much time on social media. Access to social media raises the urge to tune out of work and check in on what friends and family are up to. Employees may waste time during the workday pointlessly scrolling Facebook or Instagram instead of getting down to business. WorkTime reports offer insight into these practices and assist in addressing them to increase productivity.
Url tracking reports
Many employers use URL tracking to evaluate their employees’ online behavior. They understand that strictly prohibiting Internet use at work is not an option. Simultaneously, rather than just the supervisor’s subjective opinion, substantial and practical measures to curb excessive usage must be in place. WorkTime provides URL tracking reports that show the boss or supervisor what URLs their employees are visiting. WorkTime URL tracking reports include:
- Top URL Used
- Top Social Network URL Used
- URL Use Detailed Info
- URL Use Complete List
1. Top URL Used reports
The WorkTime “Top URL Used” report shows the URLs that employees most frequently use. Consider the following benefits:
- It is clear at a glance if this URL is work-related, which workers use it, and for how long.
- The boss will then determine whether to hold a general conversation or to speak with a specific employee about the amount of time spent on the URL.
- The report can be quickly posted for all workers to read, enabling them to assess whether they are following company standards by using the URL.
2. Top Social Network URL User reports
The WorkTime “Top Social Network URL Used” report shows which social network was used the most by employees over a specified time span. Consider the following advantages:
- The employer can then determine how much social networking is needed for the job. Company policies or guidelines can be created or discussed in this context.
- After the report is published, employees can see how much time they spent on social media and its effect on their work. They’ll, in turn, implement ways to decrease their use of social media.
- Progress toward performance enhancement can be measured by reviewing the reports on a monthly, weekly, or even regular basis. Employees also have the opportunity to keep track of their progress.
3. URL Use Detailed Info reports
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 benefits of this report:
- This information is useful for troubleshooting identifying disturbing patterns in the general performance of employees.
- A careful analysis of this report can show weak points in an employee’s performance where improvements can be made.
- The report can serve as the foundation for discussions with employees on ways to help them stay work-oriented.
4. URL Use Complete List reports
WorkTime’s “URL Use Complete List” report generates a comprehensive list of all URLs used over a designated period. It may be used as follows:
- The software may be configured to categorize the URLs as either work-related or non-work-related.
- It will be clear at a glance if the workforce is browsing the appropriate websites.
- This report will give the manager a heads-up if the employees’ attention on work tasks is off.
All of the WorkTime reports listed above can be used to monitor and evaluate employee internet use at work, which can greatly improve efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, employees will be continuously aware of the monitoring outcomes and will have the opportunity to improve their results.
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