How to monitor employees discretely

How to monitor employees discretely

Marshalling the troops properly so as to optimize the performance of every individual unit – and in turn maximize the achievement of the whole – is the hallmark of a great general. And similarly bosses that govern a firm would want to ensure that their employees put in their best, which would put their firms en route to new highs. The only problem become a hindrance in this master plan is that employees, as a creed, have a tendency to have particularly lazy backsides and can be glued to sites like Facebook and Youtube like a moth to a flame – except that the only fatal aspect of this attraction neither affects the moth nor the flame; instead it’s the firm’s output that suffers. Therefore, monitoring the activity of employees is the need of the hour – if not the second – and here’s how you could do it discretely.

Employee Monitoring Software

Using monitoring software like cell phone spy software can help the employers keep an eye on their employees and find out how much time is being dedicated to fruitful activities and how much of it goes down the drain. Employee monitoring software can be installed in the devices of the employees and it would help the firm keep an eye on every possible detail that is relevant to their concerns. Anything from the browsing history on their devices to the amount of time they spend procrastinating, courtesy their cell phones, can be figured out thanks to a wide array of PC monitoring software and cell phone spy software. Not only is the discretion guaranteed, monitoring employees through these software also gives you factual evidence; and hence, you don’t have to rely on rumors and rumblings to ascertain how the various cogs in your machine function.

Endpoint Security

Monitoring employees is merely one façade of what is a much bigger realm of ‘endpoint security’. Its jurisdiction includes malware protects, asset tracking and also the enforcement of various policies. The larger the firm the more is the demand of these security systems in the most comprehensive way possible. The complexity of the systems connote that the IT department needs to be to drawer, and with the necessary networking in place, the firm can weave together the needed safety net.
Even smaller businesses can install a web-hosted system, which is a combination of PC software with tracking facilities to shield the systems and ensure that their usage is in compliance with the policy of the systems. It could also be an assortment of complementary tools like security suite for the desktop and other professional software for tracking. And of course if the budget is further southwards, there are quite a few free tools available in the market as well.

Part of a Whole

The firms should ensure that their employee monitoring maneuver is a small part of the total strategy of business protection – since merely the act of employee monitoring would not result in the skyrocketing of profits. Also, no one is particularly fond of being spied on and hence it is recommended that the firm is forthright about their company policies. And if the web content and emails of the employees are filtered properly that should also make the task of the firm much easier.

Monitoring employees is a sensitive matter. But if dealt with properly, it could result in a hike in profits and more importantly the formulation of a strong, diligent and trustworthy workforce that would have the potential of working wonders for the firm in the long run.

Author Bio:

Natalia David, an author significantly contributes towards PC security Software. If you want to know more about Natalia you can follow her on twitter @NataliaDavid4@



  1. #1 by Pudge on August 23, 2012 - 5:35 pm

    I have to agree that if you monitor your employees the right way, it will give you great and positive results.
    I’m also into employee monitoring tools. Like what our company is using for quite some time now, by using Time Doctor, our employer don’t have to block any social media sites because he could just monitor what sites we (the employees) have visited. There is no reason for us to go to some non-work related sites while working, so our tendency is to stay away from those sites in order for us to avoid getting into trouble. It boosts our productivity.

  2. #2 by Angela on September 10, 2012 - 10:46 am

    Nobody likes to feel like they constantly have they’re boss over their shoulder and this is why I would recommend Qustodio ( because it’s discrete and also can be used to block certain sites. If you can’t access them, in time you lose the need to go and check you Facebook page every 10 minutes.

  3. #3 by Bert Leen on November 7, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    Email communication system one of the most important part of the origination. When it stops working, people start to get nervous, while there are many option available to resolve all mails errors if you have outlook user. Use Kernel for outlook repair tool to repair and recover corrupt and damaged mails from MS outlook and solve all types errors also.

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