Employee productivity - today's issue
Starting from the most wanted business word, profit, which is on everybody’s lips, the employee productivity issue really deserves a significant attention. Considering that every year, billions of dollars are being lost due to work productivity in the office we can conclude that this is not a minor issue.
Employers have all the right to ask more and more from their workers. Keeping in mind that today’s
work is based more and more on advanced technology one should find a way of monitoring and controlling it.
Lots of employees are using the work computer for other, personal uses, instead of undertaking word processing, research and business tasks. Their personal use “tasks” can range from internet instant messaging, sending personal emails, playing internet games, browsing inappropriate material and many other non-work related tasks. It wouldn’t be a problem if they would not exaggerate (I mean, sending a personal e-mail during the working hours in not a crime), but, otherwise, how does an employer get their employees off their computer and get back to work?
A solution for getting your employees on track might be offering incentives for achieving work goals ahead of schedule. You can think here at small paycheck bonus, an office party or you can even arrange a small getaway vacation for your employees. However, all of these mean money out of your businesses pocket, which would not be a problem, if the employees would deserve it and if the results would be the expected ones.
Increasing employee productivity when referring to computer related activities, resides in implementing solutions for guiding the managers into establishing policies, punishments and compensations. Having a tool that can asses the employee productivity and compliance to the rules, evaluating the increase in employee productivity is recommended.
The benefits of implementing a employee productivity assessment solution leads to proactive human resources management, taking into consideration only the productive activities and eliminating non-productive activities, to a clearer department or project based assessment and to a clearer individual job description.
The best way to increase employee productivity is to limit what employees can do with their computer. Installing internet filtering and surveillance software on your company computers and servers is an easy way to stop your employees accessing inappropriate content on your computers.