Big Brother: Keeping An Eye On Your Employees

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Finding good employees for your business is always a challenge. A lot of people overvalue their own skills when they are applying for roles, and some will even lie to you, creating a big challenge when it comes to choosing the right one to work for you. Of course, though, this doesn’t stop here, often becoming a greater challenge once you’ve taken someone on. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the modern methods bosses are using to keep tabs on their team members. This can make your life as a business owner far easier, while also improving your work.

Collaboration Tools

With more and more people taking on roles which involve computers, a lot of the data being produced by your outfit will be stored digitally. Unlike paper documents, it’s often hard to see how much work has been done when you’re relying on devices like this, making it worth using a couple of collaboration tools. Systems like Office 365 let your team share their work with you. With each document which comes in, you will get a notification, making it incredibly easy to see how well the day is going. Having a smart system in place for this is hands-down the best way to ensure that every handles it correctly.

Automatic Sensors

Along with making it possible to easily share work, digital systems provide some other benefits when it comes to keeping an eye on the people working for you. Automating this process as best you can is always a good idea, with a computer network which tells you how much work is being done being far better than relying on people. Something basic, like a tool to tell you which application each employee is using at any given moment, can solve a lot of productivity problems. In more specific industries, like transport, options like advanced telematics can be used to apply physical sensors to this sort of feature.


While it may seem like an obvious option at this point, a lot of people don’t realise quite how advanced modern CCTV systems have become. Unlike the older options which a lot of companies still use, today’s digital CCTV can be very high resolution, and can offer features like facial detection and smartphone notifications. Alongside becoming more sophisticated, tools like this have also gotten a lot cheaper over the last few years. With just a couple of inexpensive cameras and some software, you can keep an eye on your employees at all times, even when you’re out of the office.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of keeping constant watch over your team. A lot of employees don’t like to feel like someone is looking over their shoulder all the time, making it worth searching for more subtle ways to keep everyone in line, even if this means watching from afar. It’s never worth simply leaving people to their own devices.