One of the things that really distracts employees from work is the Internet. It is proven to deter the employees’ efficiency which makes the company’s productivity suffer. If you have a business that uses the internet, then you should keep reading.
Internet abuse by employees inside the office is a major factor that will greatly affect the productivity of your company. IT research firm Gartner states that non-work related internet surfing by employees results is a 40% decrease in productivity every year for American businesses. Among these activities are news feeds, messaging, chatting, social networks, playing online games, watching online videos on YouTube and Netflix, and downloading files through peer-to-peer networks, which results in productivity loss!
Look at the results from NUA Survey that was taken recently. You will probably be amazed at what you find.
67% – employees admitted using internet for personal use
30% – businesses lose a work day every week due to internet abuse
57% – businesses did not know the activities of their employees online
78% – businesses do not have the capacity to prevent their employees to visit unrelated sites
The abuse by the employees will greatly affect the company’s performance and productivity. However, there are now quite a few programs you can use to monitor your employees both on and offline. These types of programs are flooding the market, and are being used by many companies.
One type of software you can install is a keylogger. PC keylogger or the Windows 7 keylogger can monitor your employee’s activities over the internet. This includes monitoring of keystroke typed, visited website, what applications they have newly installed, files that they downloaded. It can be used also to block certain program to run and access to websites. This is a great way to monitor your employees, thus improving their productivity. There are also more keyloggers you can use for other versions of Windows. You will really need to do your homework to find the software that is right for you and your company.
If you are connected over a network, you can also install a network monitoring software such as Netvizor. This can perform monitoring and administrative tasks on your workstation. This type of monitoring software will allow you to monitor every move your employees make.
Another software that is available in the market today is the advanced RemoteSpy. This is designed to check a monitored pc without the use of IP address or direct connection; you can check it from any web browser. This type of software is best for employees who are not connected to the internet.
All of this software can greatly affect your employee’s activity. Thus, this will result in increase of your company’s productivity. So, consider investing in some monitoring software if you feel your employees are goofing off instead of doing their job.