5 Tips for Developing an Employee Monitoring Checklist

Before identifying and developing the employing monitoring checklist, it makes sense doing some research about how to develop the checklist. The checklist includes anything from real time monitoring, website blocking, full access to SQL data, USB use alerts, keystroke login, data leak prevention and last but not the least the time spent on the activities.

Website blocking is yet another way to monitor employees.  Let us find out the five tips for developing the employee monitoring checklist.  These include:

1)      Being a sensible Admin

It is imperative that you choose websites that need to be blocked and makes sense to exercise some degree of moderation when implementing these. Ideally, YouTube sites are the ones that need a little restriction.  A lot of websites that need to be filtered and blocked.  Exercising the right caution is important but make sure not to overdo it.  Ideally, companies should ensure that employee monitoring should be exercised taking into account some restriction but it cannot be like a punishment to the employees.

2)      Flexibility with expectations

Make sure to exercise some flexibility. No one can work for more than eight hours at a stretch.  Employees need to take some breaks and one needs to remember that people are not machines and cannot work continuously.  Real-time PC monitoring helps in controlling the viewership of websites.  Allowing employees to take shorter breaks also helps in improving the efficacy of work.  Striking the right life and work balance is so important for overall team happiness and also helps in improving the productivity.

3)    No Creepiness to creep in

Corporates install the business productivity software which aids in monitoring the productivity of business and this also gives them an idea of the employees output.  However, it needs to be reiterated here that activity tracking cannot be a spying tool so ideally it needs to be refrained. Also make sure to not keep watching every action of the employee. If you are going to keep checking even personal data profiles, social networking sites of your employees, it is going a bit too far and that will not be taken in a healthy manner. Any productivity tool needs to be used only for measuring the productivity and for overall performance of the employees.

4)    Effectual customization

With effective customization tools, companies now have the flexibility to tailor-make their needs and requirements.  We know for a fact that the applications used vary from one corporate to another.

5)   Charting official policies and regulations

Make sure to involve your employees so that they are more at ease even when it comes following the policies.