Employee monitoring

Everything You Need to Know About Chinese Overtime

The Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) contains stipulations regarding overtime wages. Nonexempt employees who are compensated on an hourly basis must receive overtime pay for work exceeding 40 hours per week. The amount should be one and a half of their regular hourly rate. Let’s say you’re paid $13 an hour and in a […]

Paying Employees “Under the Table”: Is it Worth the Risk?

Most employers pay their employees via check or direct deposit. These payments are usually documented, which aids in handy when assessing the financial state of an organization or proving compliance with employment laws. However, some employers just don’t want to go through the hassle of processing payrolls every few weeks. Others can’t afford to pay […]

The Top 6 Ways Your Employees Can Cheat Your Time Tracker

When the COVID-19 pandemic came in full swing, millions of employees were forced to work from home. Naturally, companies tried to look for ways to ensure that their remote team members were not loafing around. Within weeks, the demand for employee monitoring software surged. While many questioned the thorny privacy issues that came with the […]

Timesheet Rounding: Best Rules and Practices

Timesheets are tools that help employers and employees keep track of time spent on work. It also simplifies billing and invoicing clients. However, with practices such as timesheet rounding, debates are on the rise as different bodies argue whether this practice is legal or acceptable. Time clock rounding is more common than you think. 55% […]

How to Deal with Employee Insubordination

Most business owners and managers have to deal with employees who consistently disregard instructions. These workers always find excuses, miss deadlines, and seem to blatantly ignore directives and procedures. However, even the most experienced leaders can still find managing difficult employees challenging. So, what should you do when you discover an employee not following directions? […]

What You Need to Know to Grow Your Business with Geofencing

Many companies use geofencing to scale their businesses. If you wonder how it works, we will teach you all you need to know. In this guide, we’ll also show you how to use the service to promote your business. What Is Geofencing? Geofencing is a location-based tool. It uses GPS, Wi-Fi, cellular data, or RFID-enabled […]

What Is Online Monitoring?

As your employees self-isolate at home, are you aware of what they do online during work hours? We are fortunate to live at a time when project management tools can effectively enable remote work. There are time trackers, video conferencing apps, and cloud services that make collaboration and communication smooth for geographically scattered teams. Indeed, […]

Top 10 Free Keyloggers for Employee Monitoring in 2021

There has been an ongoing debate about the ethics of monitoring in the workplace. Many instinctively associate this practice with intrusive espionage and abusive micromanagement. The topic has become even bigger amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While government units implemented social distancing regulations, many companies resorted to remote work. Now, millions of employees have made their […]

Monitor activity levels of remote employees (fastest way) | Traqq

According to Harvard Business Review, there’s a fear that telecommuting staff might not work as hard and as efficiently without face-to-face supervision. They suspect that remote workers might be slacking off during their dedicated work time. How would one know?Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics, predicts that around 25-30% of the workforce will be […]

To attract and keep top talent in 2020, do these 7 things

Make no bones about it: one of the best reasons to have a hiring strategy in 2020 is to minimize the risk of making a poor hire — both from the candidate’s perspective and yours. A poor hire or wrong fit costs an enterprise dollars and wastes time in the short term, and can damage […]

11 Surprising (and not so surprising) jobs that introverts will love [2020]

When your co-workers gossip about their weekend, do you reach for your noise-cancelling headphones? Love the thought of working undisturbed from home, or in your own office with a closed door? Hate the idea of big crowds and small talk? Then you, my friend, are likely to be an introvert, (and also a quiet achiever) […]

12 Common Business Etiquette Errors and How to Fix Them [2020]

With most people aspiring to work in a relaxed office environment where bean bags and doona days and bringing your pets to work is considered the norm. While this new generation of workplaces is great for staff, how is a relaxed environment perceived by customers and clients? Are they tempted to think that a relaxed […]

Employee Burnout Is a Critical Workplace Challenge

Bell Labs of the 20th century gave the world the transistor, the fax machine, the communication satellite, the solar battery, and nine Nobel Prizes. Not to mention Claude Shannon’s theory of information, which had impact on everything digital – from Voyager’s mission into deep space to the development of the Internet. Its secret? Bell Labs […]

The Best Gifts for People Who Work from Home [UPDATED 2021 LIST]

“Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun!” So many remote workers are tired of hearing this response when they tell people that their home is their office. Working in your pajamas is not all sunshine and rainbows! Freelancers could still use a little boost, especially amidst isolation and distractions brought by this year. So, […]