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How do you track your hourly employees?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Nov 10, 2011.

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  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I know oDesk has something but they charge unreal rates. What do you use to ensure your employees are working every hour they claim?

    Anything that is safe and hard to bypass or "cheat"?
     
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    I would love to know that too!
     
  3. Dan Da Man

    Dan Da Man Elite Member Premium Member

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    Odesk charges to track it all for you. I dont think they are that unreal when you figure you do not have to sit there and manage them. You can check out their work and make sure they are working on your stuff.

    I guess it is a trade off and my time is more valuable then having to sit there and track a $2 an hour worker's time.
     
  4. macdonjo3

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    Well, considering they charge like 10% or something. 10% on $5000, is $500, and I could go out for a nice dinner.

    I'm getting a program made where its imports all the screenshots, and when I get time, I just scroll through the screenshots of all the employees, and if I see anything out of normal, I can inquire the employee. I'm not talking about the $2/hour employees, I'm talking about my $20+/hour employees.
     
  5. dme17

    dme17 Newbie

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    TrackLabor may be just what you're looking for.

    I found it recently and I've been thinking I should try it but haven't had time to just yet so I can't say how well it works.

    If you do try the service and don't mind giving your opinion I'd appreciate it.
     
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    OP: why not pay a flat monthly rate and track employee performance based on the work produced?
     
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    You could also pay per task. I've found this to be the most hassle free way to deal with employees. If they don't do the task, they don't get paid. If they do the task a bunch of times, they get paid more. Both parties are happy.
     
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    it maybe think unreal if we want to exploit .. this saying is very true what we saw is what you really reap.. just ask if we are looking for low hourly rate worker then we will also reap a not so good result..
     
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    but some people would just love to exploit a worker
     
  10. yubrew

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    TimeDoctor is another program you might want to check out.
    The best thing is teeniegenie's suggestion, hiring someone full time and pay based on performance.

    But if you don't have enough stuff for a full time person to do, then odesk may be the best way to go.
     
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