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Many of your teams have a star in their ranks. You know the one—an employee who does a great job and knows they are valuable to the company. This is why they allow themselves to often be late for meetings, forget about some of their tasks, etc.

Sometimes you can’t afford to let these people go, so you turn a blind eye to their “eccentricity”.

Here’s the thing: if you don’t supervise them and keep them accountable, the excellence of their work will soon lose its value. Due to their behavior, the rest of the team will become resentful and before you know it, the company's productivity is plummeting.

So, how to supervise remote employees?How to keep them accountable and engaged but stay out of the micromanagement zone?

1. Maintain Ongoing Communication With Your Team

Maintaining effective real-time communication within remote teams might be challenging. Still, there are communication tactics you can employ to keep your teams functioning seamlessly.

Don’t forget about the importance of informal communication opportunities. Team-building activities, for example, can help you understand team members' personalities and communication preferences.

What to Focus on While Developing Team Communication?

When trying to find the right blend of communication tactics for your teams, keep in mind the following strategies:

Scheduling Regular Follow-Ups: Effective 1:1 calls help managers assess overall well-being, address hurdles, and discuss professional development

Building Remote Team Connections: Recreate casual workplace interactions by encouraging regular contact through instant messaging and video calls to build team spirit.

Promoting Effective Interactions during Meetings: Set specific times for brief group daily meetings to monitor progress and address roadblocks. Have clear agendas and camera-on rules for easier communication.

2. Tally Your Employees’ Work Hours

To ensure your employees are meeting the standards set for their role, you must consider the number of their work hours.

The first step is checking their logged time. Comparing these figures against established benchmarks can verify if they are maintaining expected performance levels.

Correct logging of the hours is also important for accurate payroll.

How to Tally Employee Hours?

Tracking employee hours, especially for larger companies, is best left to a specialized software.

Insightful, for example, helps companies track employee work hours through advanced monitoring and analytics tools that offer:

Both automated and manual time tracking to ensure precise recordings.

Attendance tracking, which means it provides clear visibility into employee arrivals, departures, and total work hours.

Facilitation of accurate payroll processing and reducing errors.

3. Track Worker Productivity Levels

To gain an overview of productivity, evaluate your employees' performance and dedication during working hours.

Take a look at screen recordings, files, folders, programs, and websites accessed during work hours. Create detailed reports that assess employees based on their performance, completed tasks, and adherence to responsibilities.

A comprehensive approach like this ensures effective monitoring and evaluation of work-from-home employees.

How to Track Worker Productivity?

Employee productivity monitoring is highly demanding, so many modern companies rely on monitoring software to simplify the process.

Insightful enables companies to accurately track employee productivity through its comprehensive monitoring features, such as:

Real-Time Productivity & Activity Insights: Highlights how employees utilize their time and identifies both productive tasks and potential distractions.

Productivity Scores: Provides an analysis and roadmap for improvements based on app and website usage.

Offline Activities Tracking: Ensures a complete picture of employee productivity, even during fieldwork through manual activity reporting.

4. Set up a Computer Monitoring System

Monitoring computer activity provides several organizational benefits.

By tracking employee actions, employers can identify inefficiencies and distractions, detect security threats, and ensure adherence to industry regulations and internal policies.

This type of monitoring also promotes a culture of responsibility and trust by establishing clear expectations and consequences for inappropriate behavior.

How to Monitor Activity on a Laptop?

When considering how to monitor activity on laptop, company leaders almost always opt for monitoring software.

Insightful monitoring software offers the following advanced tracking features:

Real-Time Monitoring of Apps & Websites Used: This enables Insightful to give detailed insights into work habits and potential distractions.

Customizable Screenshot Capturing & Real-Time Screen Monitoring: These features offer instant visibility into employee screens, ensuring focus and progress on tasks.

Security Threats Prevention: It identifies suspicious behavior and unauthorized access in real time, allowing for timely interventions.

Conclusion

Setting up new monitoring practices may create some friction in your company. Still, implementing and adapting proven supervision methods will, in the long run, make each of your teams more resilient and improve their productivity.

Start your free trial with Insightful today to streamline your monitoring efforts and boost productivity!

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Employee Monitoring

How to Supervise Remote Employees?

Written by
Vanja Savic Petrovic
Published on
June 5, 2024

Many of your teams have a star in their ranks. You know the one—an employee who does a great job and knows they are valuable to the company. This is why they allow themselves to often be late for meetings, forget about some of their tasks, etc.

Sometimes you can’t afford to let these people go, so you turn a blind eye to their “eccentricity”.

Here’s the thing: if you don’t supervise them and keep them accountable, the excellence of their work will soon lose its value. Due to their behavior, the rest of the team will become resentful and before you know it, the company's productivity is plummeting.

So, how to supervise remote employees?How to keep them accountable and engaged but stay out of the micromanagement zone?

1. Maintain Ongoing Communication With Your Team

Maintaining effective real-time communication within remote teams might be challenging. Still, there are communication tactics you can employ to keep your teams functioning seamlessly.

Don’t forget about the importance of informal communication opportunities. Team-building activities, for example, can help you understand team members' personalities and communication preferences.

What to Focus on While Developing Team Communication?

When trying to find the right blend of communication tactics for your teams, keep in mind the following strategies:

Scheduling Regular Follow-Ups: Effective 1:1 calls help managers assess overall well-being, address hurdles, and discuss professional development

Building Remote Team Connections: Recreate casual workplace interactions by encouraging regular contact through instant messaging and video calls to build team spirit.

Promoting Effective Interactions during Meetings: Set specific times for brief group daily meetings to monitor progress and address roadblocks. Have clear agendas and camera-on rules for easier communication.

2. Tally Your Employees’ Work Hours

To ensure your employees are meeting the standards set for their role, you must consider the number of their work hours.

The first step is checking their logged time. Comparing these figures against established benchmarks can verify if they are maintaining expected performance levels.

Correct logging of the hours is also important for accurate payroll.

How to Tally Employee Hours?

Tracking employee hours, especially for larger companies, is best left to a specialized software.

Insightful, for example, helps companies track employee work hours through advanced monitoring and analytics tools that offer:

Both automated and manual time tracking to ensure precise recordings.

Attendance tracking, which means it provides clear visibility into employee arrivals, departures, and total work hours.

Facilitation of accurate payroll processing and reducing errors.

3. Track Worker Productivity Levels

To gain an overview of productivity, evaluate your employees' performance and dedication during working hours.

Take a look at screen recordings, files, folders, programs, and websites accessed during work hours. Create detailed reports that assess employees based on their performance, completed tasks, and adherence to responsibilities.

A comprehensive approach like this ensures effective monitoring and evaluation of work-from-home employees.

How to Track Worker Productivity?

Employee productivity monitoring is highly demanding, so many modern companies rely on monitoring software to simplify the process.

Insightful enables companies to accurately track employee productivity through its comprehensive monitoring features, such as:

Real-Time Productivity & Activity Insights: Highlights how employees utilize their time and identifies both productive tasks and potential distractions.

Productivity Scores: Provides an analysis and roadmap for improvements based on app and website usage.

Offline Activities Tracking: Ensures a complete picture of employee productivity, even during fieldwork through manual activity reporting.

4. Set up a Computer Monitoring System

Monitoring computer activity provides several organizational benefits.

By tracking employee actions, employers can identify inefficiencies and distractions, detect security threats, and ensure adherence to industry regulations and internal policies.

This type of monitoring also promotes a culture of responsibility and trust by establishing clear expectations and consequences for inappropriate behavior.

How to Monitor Activity on a Laptop?

When considering how to monitor activity on laptop, company leaders almost always opt for monitoring software.

Insightful monitoring software offers the following advanced tracking features:

Real-Time Monitoring of Apps & Websites Used: This enables Insightful to give detailed insights into work habits and potential distractions.

Customizable Screenshot Capturing & Real-Time Screen Monitoring: These features offer instant visibility into employee screens, ensuring focus and progress on tasks.

Security Threats Prevention: It identifies suspicious behavior and unauthorized access in real time, allowing for timely interventions.

Conclusion

Setting up new monitoring practices may create some friction in your company. Still, implementing and adapting proven supervision methods will, in the long run, make each of your teams more resilient and improve their productivity.

Start your free trial with Insightful today to streamline your monitoring efforts and boost productivity!

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