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What system can I manage my employees on?

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  1. MP123

    MP123 Junior Member

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    Does anyone know any software, system that I can get my employees to logon in office, so I can track they are working discreetly, etc.

    I need to manage there time, to make sure they are worth the money...


    ie I need the system to logon, log off if they go toilet... they go break times set it to break time, etc.
     
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    DarkComet 5.4.1 Legacy + procrastitracker (both are windows only)
     
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    Because of that Most employee had to work even they don't want to.

    the same condition is with me, My boss has installed the same :p
     
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    I'm having success with Timesheets.com.

    However, it doesn't log or monitor activity. It's time management.

    I can understand the desire to have your employees not wasting time, however, if you get really strict with time manager, like docking them for going to the bathroom, your employees will grow to disdain working for you and will not work as hard as they could. Who in their right mind wants to work hard for someone who docks them for using the toilet?

    In the long run, the time you "saved" will turn in to less efficient work and actually cost you time. Your employees are your most valuable resource. Not everyone gets that and they make their business suffer because of it.
     
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    Hello,

    I would suggest to try two things:

    First, look at your employee?s total workload in an average week and figure out roughly how much time you can allot to each task.
    Second- For each type of work that you allotting regularly, make your employees to prepare a checklist of possible mistakes and things.

    Try both of these tactics for a month, I think then you will find their ability of work. Else you can try using Replicon's employee time card, it is an effective way to keep track of your employee?s activities and can calculate the time taken to complete their work.

    Hope it helps!
     
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    I work for a 300-400 person company and we still use mostly Google Docs for all workloads and tasks, unfortunately.
    We also use UltiPro for anything employee related, pay history, W2's, insurance info, time management.
     
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    Get off the boss trip & forget micro-managing. Manage the expected output per worker per day/week. Much much much better.
     
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    Do you really need software to measure productivity ?

    I've managed staff who considered being first in and last out of the office an achievement. They were'nt that productive.

    I would rather have a staff member who can get their work done without fuss and without needing constant checking within their own time.
     
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    A friend of mine had a very successful operation - so successful that his greed contributed to it blowing up in his face.

    Being a cheap prick he decided that instead of hiring more and having to pay more employment taxes and benefits that he would instead try to squeeze more work out of his people.

    He installed monitoring software that wouldn't allow them to visit any other website other than their CMS - well they all got sick and tired of having every detail of their day recorded and tracked. They all left. He went from hero to zero overnight.

    Here is actually a good read about Amazon offering their warehouse employees $5k to quit - their reasoning - if they don't want to be there they are hurting both sides:

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/11/technology/amazon-pay-to-quit/
     
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    Although it might look like an effective method to you, you'll be surprised to discover that you lose more money than before.

    Such a software is most likely going to be effective with robots. However, when it comes to humans it becomes counter productive. To be a good manager, you need to be good at social engineering - no software can help you with that.

    If you feel that your employees do a bad work, and you dont have a good manager - switch to payment per milestone instead per hour. E.q. outsource.
     
  12. MP123

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    I appreciate everyone responses but to clarify and not to get anything what I say misconstrued - I wont be docking there wages, I won't be anal on them and I wont be saying you 10 seconds late! none of that!

    I do want to discreetly see whos my golden nuggets in the team!

    I do set daily/weekly targets and there is a couple of people who I think if they pulled there socks up could be doing better. If they don't hit there targets, I kept giving them the benefit of the doubt, so I've lowered the work loads dramatically and they are still not hitting targets!

    Now quite frankly it's taking the biscuit tbh! because more than anything employment law in UK is very complicated, so I need to do this correctly and try to get the managed out the business properly.

    Since I am very relaxed at work, I take them for meals, drinks, local gigs... etc.. majority are hardworking

    but there is 1 or 2 bad apples in the cart and you know what they say!

    Please people don't misconstrued what I am saying in my OP, it almost sounded like people thought i was on a power trip.


    I don't discuss a lot of my business on here, noone even knows what I do lol, you don't know the people or how I manage people. So I struggle too see how so much of my OP got misconstrued lol, crazy!
     
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    Most of the team are cool man, managers are cool.. I never directly deal with my workers, they deal with OPs manager and we have a conference call/meeting weekly.

    However, I do see my employees as an investment.

    Maybes the time management software wouldn't be the best solution.

    I am open to ideas though!
     
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    having spent many of my previous years in the corporate world both manager and being managed. I can tell you installing time management software is likely to have one major outcome and that's some of your hard workers are going to get annoyed and feel not trusted and this will highly likely reduce there productivity.

    Better way would be to performance manage people if your looking to get them out of your business. A key part in avoiding the unfair dismissal bandwagon is to provide support with the performance review process for the individual to help them improve. You may find some of the under performers just needed a small push and the bad eggs you will build up a good case for dismissal.