Keeping yourself in the loop, as an employer and business owner, is one of the most important things you can do to succeed in business. A part of being informed is to monitor employees at work.
If you never considered that you should monitor employees at work, then you probably do not know about the various available software programs that can do this for you. These programs can be installed on individual computers or on your network server. Once installed, they run in the background and no one will know they have been installed, except you.
Some of the newer programs used to monitor employees at work can do more things than you ever thought possible. You can’t be everywhere at one time, so a program such as this is there to see it all.
These software programs can log and track every single activity of your employees, including:
- Recording which programs are opened and for how long;
- Keeping track of all websites visited, including screen shots and the total time spent there;
- All email communications, both incoming and outgoing, even if they are sent through web based email accounts;
- Every chat conversation through instant messenger programs of all types.
This is only a brief description of what you can keep track of. There is so much more that this type of program can do. You will likely wonder how you ever got by without it once it is installed.
Something you may not have considered is that when employees visit certain websites, they can inadvertently pick up Malware and Trojans. These are covertly implanted onto their computers and before you know it, your company information is at risk. The best thing you can do to protect yourself against this type of activity is to download and install a software program such as a keystroke logger.