Ah, what a difference can you make in a year! We, at EmpMonitor, started our journey to 2020 with high hopes. Little did we anticipate the COVID-19 crisis we were going to encounter. Nevertheless, everything in our lives has changed- from our sleeping and eating habits to our work-life balance. Today, we are here with our year end review about this journey of 2020. 

A year ago, we were working with corporations of every size. Now we are working with educational institutes, private organizations, and many more. 

A year ago, we were anxious about our quarantined lives. Now we are pursuing our passions peacefully by contributing beyond ourselves from our homes. 

A year ago, we were worried about the management of our micro-workplaces. Now we are more than happy with the distant work culture. 

A year ago, we couldn’t imagine how it would feel like caged for months together. Now we have learned to admire the peace of sitting by the comfort of our pillows and bean bags. 

A year ago, we did not expect the pandemic to transform our lives to this extent. Now we think it’s a blessing in disguise. 

Now that we are highly impressed by our accomplishments, we are more than astonished at the power of a year. We hope 2021 bears surprises for us as well, but we hope none of them bring any more discomforts to our fellows. 

So, before we begin our journey to 2021, here is a memory lane of our EmpMonitor blogs that provide us insights into everything that we came across in 2020. Let’s get right into EmpMonitor’s year end review for 2020- the most unpredictable year till today: 

 

05 Best Ways To Protect Your Kids On The Internet 

In a year that prompted students to start studying from home, we all witnessed a drastic increase in their regular screen timing. Parents and teachers are more worried than ever about their children’s cybersecurity. In this blog, we talk about how one can protect their kids from the threats lurking in their online environment. 

Read- 05 BEST WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR KIDS ON THE INTERNET

 

How to get the most out of your EmpMonitor App? 

All of our clients were really happy with the way EmpMonitor assisted them in monitoring their systems- but we discovered that not everybody was able to utilize all of its features! So we thought it might be helpful if we gave a brief idea on how to make the best out of every penny that they invest in us! 

Read- HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR EMPMONITOR APP?

 

How to introduce remote worker monitoring in your workplace? 

The world came to a halt amidst the pandemic, but all the small and big organizations continued to thrive via remote work! With so many business owners suddenly switching to 100% telecommuting, there was a lot of confusion regarding how and what to monitor. We have clarified it all in this blog of ours. 

Read- HOW TO INTRODUCE REMOTE WORKER MONITORING IN YOUR WORKPLACE?

 

11 tools to help you track remote staffs productivity 

Now that our fellow businessmen knew important was the step to start monitoring their distant staff, they were still confused if they were using the right tools. Keeping productivity high was a prerequisite to generating higher revenues during the crisis. So, we compiled all the best tools out there that assist employers in monitoring their staff. 

Read- 11 TOOLS TO HELP YOU TRACK REMOTE STAFFS PRODUCTIVITY

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Top 5 productivity monitoring software in 2020 

People were getting used to their work from home routines when they realized how difficult it was for them to focus on their work from their bedrooms. Employers were genuinely worried about their teams’ productivity. And so, we made a list of the top-rated productivity monitoring tools for them. 

Read- TOP 5 PRODUCTIVITY MONITORING SOFTWARE IN 2020

 

How to keep track of employee hours? 

The privilege of working in flexible shifts introduced one major issue- difficulty in recording the total productive hours. Employers were confused if a person working late was covering their shift or working overtime. It was also difficult to know if their activities were suspicious. In this blog, we talk about how you can keep an eye on your employees’ working hours without intimidating them. 

Read- 4 METHODS FOR HOW TO KEEP TRACK OF EMPLOYEE HOURS

 

09+ creative ways to keep your remote employees engaged 

Apart from making dalgona coffee and working in our 9 to 5 shifts, there wasn’t really much left to do in quarantine. As the boredom kicked in, our creativity and motivation apparently started draining. It was a crucial point for the companies to take care of this situation by cheering their employees. In this blog, we discuss some tips and tricks on this exact topic. 

Read- 09+ CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR REMOTE EMPLOYEES ENGAGED

 

The ultimate bucket-list to successfully track employee internet usage 

Telecommuting is risky. Not every employee knows how to safeguard their data. Data breaches are not always intentional, and a majority of them occur while working in public WiFi. Telecommuting necessitated vigilance, especially on the staff’s online activities. And thus, we have compiled some sure shot ways for you to know how to track employee internet usage. 

Read- THE ULTIMATE BUCKET-LIST TO SUCCESSFULLY TRACK EMPLOYEE INTERNET USAGE

 

How to boost productivity through employee computer monitoring software? 

With quarantine getting longer and longer, holding our patience was now becoming more than a challenge for a majority of us. The absence of proper vigilance resulted in decreasing workplace productivity day by day. In this blog, we discuss how employee monitoring software and tools increase employee productivity over time. 

Read- HOW TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH EMPLOYEE COMPUTER MONITORING SOFTWARE?

 

Employee attendance tracking guide for 2020 

With employees no longer working in front of the eyes, it became very difficult for the employers to record and track their attendance along with actual working hours. Every organization needed a way to create and maintain a way in which they could automatically track employee attendance from their distant workplaces. Here is a detailed guide on how one can do it. 

Read- EMPLOYEE ATTENDANCE TRACKING GUIDE FOR 2020

 

Pros and Cons of employee monitoring software: does it actually work? 

Employee monitoring is not as simple as it sounds. It comes with legalities and requires a person to stick to their ethics. But does everyone know how to do it? We have pondered upon some of the main points that make employee monitoring both a boon and a bane- depending on how you use it. 

Read- PROS & CONS OF EMPLOYEE MONITORING SOFTWARE: DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?

 

12 top-most enquired questions about employee monitoring laws 

As I already stated above, employee monitoring comes with legal responsibilities on employers. But following laws is not as tedious as it sounds! There are a set of rules and regulations that define if you fall in the legal spectrum of employee monitoring. In this blog, we discuss some of the frequent questions that employers have regarding employee monitoring laws. 

Read- 12 TOP MOST ENQUIRED QUESTIONS ABOUT EMPLOYEE MONITORING LAWS

 

Screenshot monitoring: is it legal to monitor employees’ computer screens? 

If you have read the previous blog, then you might be aware of the laws that govern employee monitoring. Nevertheless, a majority of employers still fear if it’s okay to take screenshots of their employees’ screens when working. This blog talks about this question in detail. 

Read- SCREENSHOT MONITORING: IS IT LEGAL TO MONITOR EMPLOYEES COMPUTER SCREEN

 

7 workplace monitoring laws of different countries: legal restrictions and best practices 

While we discussed the laws that follow employee monitoring, there are some differences in their implementation in different countries. The legal restrictions vary from place to place, and here is a blog that discusses 7 of them in detail. 

Read- 7 WORKPLACE MONITORING LAWS OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES: LEGAL RESTRICTIONS & BEST PRACTICES

 

Best strategies to implement team workload management 

Work from home is definitely something that we all loved, but yet took a lot of time to adapt. The sudden shift of our cabins into our bedrooms left no room for personal life, and it was very difficult for a lot of us to manage the workload. In this blog, we talk about a few strategies that employers must use in their workplaces to manage their staff’s workload. 

Read- BEST STRATEGIES TO IMPLEMENT TEAM WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT

 

How can you reduce employee time theft? 

We all passed that phase of our quarantined lives when it was almost impossible to work with our puppies playing right next to us. Goldbricking is something that we all learned to avoid eventually. But some employees seem to be enjoying wasting their time in the absence of a constant eye on them. In this blog, we discuss how you can avoid it in your workplace. 

Read- HOW CAN YOU REDUCE EMPLOYEE TIME THEFT?

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Importance of wireless screen mirroring in your workplace 

Screen mirroring is the new normal for all of us, and we share our screens all the time. But is it legal? Is it really important? Should you never look into someone else’s screen, come what way? We have discussed this topic in detail in the blog mentioned below. 

Read- IMPORTANCE OF WIRELESS SCREEN MIRRORING IN YOUR WORKPLACE

 

Efficient internet usage policy to set employees up for success 

A lot of workplaces faced issues in maintaining their privacy- the main reason being the lack of cybersecurity training. However, you don’t need to worry if you feel like you don’t have the time and resources to train your staff for it- you can always set boundaries to avoid any mishap. In this blog, we have explained how it works. 

Read- EFFICIENT INTERNET USAGE POLICY TO SET EMPLOYEES UP FOR SUCCESS

 

How to work efficiently as a remote manager? 

Managing teams remotely is no child’s play. It required a lot more dedication, alteration in management strategies, and the right tools to get things sorted. In this blog, we have discussed in detail how you can be a better remote work manager and increase efficiency over time. 

Read- HOW TO WORK EFFICIENTLY AS REMOTE MANAGER

 

How to measure remote employee productivity? 

As we no longer work from our cabins, taking breaks every once in a while is more than a matter of refreshment- it’s a necessity. But does that make us any less productive? No! In this blog, we have highlighted the ways in which an employer can assess and analyze their remote teams’ productivity and assess them fairly. 

Read- HOW TO MEASURE A REMOTE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY

 

Even-handled timesheets: quick, easy, and accurate time tracking software 

Managing timesheets and attendance of your employees is something that you cannot afford to skip- even when they are working on the premises. Nevertheless, it becomes difficult to maintain a timesheet of distant workers without wasting a chunk of time. In this blog, we discuss how you can save time on all this stuff and spare some hours for yourself. 

Read- EVEN-HANDLED TIMESHEETS: QUICK, EASY & ACCURATE TIME TRACKING SOFTWARE

 

9 smart productivity hacks to get most of the work done in 2020 

This one’s for the employees- are you able to keep yourself from clicking on that WhatsApp icon for more than two hours? It’s tough. I know. Worry not. Here is a blog that talks about some of the best hacks for you to enhance your productivity and outcome over time. 

Read- 9 SMART PRODUCTIVITY HACKS TO GET MOST OF WORD DONE IN 2020

 

05 best ways to meet deadlines when you’re not a morning person 

It doesn’t matter what the internet tells you- but everyone has different circadian rhythms, thus varied peak productive hours. You don’t have to force yourself to become a morning person on a magical day- but you can schedule your work according to your rhythm. This blog explains this concept in further detail. Do give it a read if you’re a night owl. 

Read- 05 BEST WAYS TO MEET DEADLINES WHEN YOU’RE NOT A MORNING PERSON 

 

Are you following employee monitoring ethics or bugging your staff? 

One might wonder if it’s even possible to keep their staff’s privacy intact while monitoring their systems. The answer here is- yes. However, when it comes to the ethical rulebook, employee monitoring becomes subjective to how and why you implement it on your premises. We have discussed the ethical viewpoint of staff tracking in this blog. 

Read- ARE YOU FOLLOWING EMPLOYEE MONITORING ETHICS OR BUGGING YOUR STAFF? 

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Remote PC monitoring: how to monitor computer activity remotely? 

To manage the massive influx of employees when they are working from their home, it may cause trouble for the companies who have newly started to work remotely. In this blog, we talk about how managers can monitor and check for the workflow of their remote workers, even if they are new to the organization. 

Read- REMOTE PC MONITORING: HOW TO MONITOR COMPUTER ACTIVITY REMOTELY?

 

A complete guide to keystroke logger every employer should know 

Looking into your employees’ screens is not enough when recording their work-related activity. You must also keep an eye on what they type on their keyboards. However, make sure you prohibit them from accessing their personal information on the official systems. All this and many more- we have combined everything that an employer must do before installing a keystroke logger on their employees’ devices. 

Read- A COMPLETE GUIDE TO KEYSTROKE LOGGER EVERY EMPLOYER SHOULD KNOW

 

07 best ways to monitor the internet usage of remote employees 

In one of our previous blogs, we talked about why and how an employer must keep an eye on their staff’s online activities. In this blog, we dig deeper into the ‘how’ spectrum of monitoring the online activities of your employees and take necessary actions before it’s too late. 

Read- 07 BEST WAYS TO MONITOR INTERNET USAGE OF REMOTE EMPLOYEES

 

Top 10 internet monitoring software of all time 

We looked into the ratings, reviews, and feedback of some of the popular internet monitoring tools, and compiled the best ones in this blog. By the end of the year, these are the tools that stood up to the expectations of their customers amidst the pandemic. 

Read- TOP 10 INTERNET MONITORING SOFTWARE OF ALL THE TIME

 

Handy tips to track employee attendance 

We discussed the importance of automatically recording employee attendance and working hours- one of the reasons being the time that it saves. Also, you get to know who didn’t cover their sift for the day, and who worked overtime. Here is a blog that discusses in detail how someone can efficiently record their staff’s attendance. 

Read- HANDY TIPS TO TRACK EMPLOYEE ATTENDANCE

 

Does PC monitoring software improve remote work flexibility? 

Workplace flexibility is way more than having flexible shifts. A flexible workplace indicates the willingness of an employer to adapt to their staff’s changing needs- regarding when, where, and how they perform their work. And a company with flexible work ethics includes all kinds of flexible work arrangements that cater to employers as well as employees. In this blog, we discuss how monitoring tools assist in maintaining flexibility and why it should be your first priority in 2021. 

Read- DOES PC MONITORING SOFTWARE IMPROVE REMOTE WORK FLEXIBILITY?

 

The real employee control tips you should look for in 2021 

Employee control might sound intimidating but is necessary for an organization as it is a method of setting some guidelines, protocols, and procedures that all the employees in the organization have to follow. in this blog, we discuss the pros and cons of employee flexibility, and how you can ensure that you always follow the path of the pros spectrum. 

Read- THE REAL EMPLOYEE CONTROL TIPS YOU SHOULD LOOK FOR IN 2021

 

Things every employer must understand about computer monitoring software 

We have combined all the brief and elaborated tips and tricks that one might need before they start using computer monitoring software on their distant staff. Know more about such tools and understand how they work for your organization. 

Read- THINGS EVERY EMPLOYERS MUST UNDERSTAND ABOUT COMPUTER MONITORING SOFTWARE

 

And Thats 2020 In A Nutshell

Here we are, at the end of our blog, and also the end of this year. We would love to start our journey to 2021 with immense hopes and best wishes for everyone. Let’s get ready to start with a bang! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

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