Remote work has changed the workplace in many ways, including the need for many new human resources and payroll processes and protocols. If you have any employees working away from the office, you’ve likely had to switch up some of your routines to adjust to having remote employees on your team. One challenge many employees face when they make this transition is finding ways to measure their remote employees’ productivity. One way to measure remote employees’ productivity and pay is through a virtual time tracking tool. Time tracking has pros and cons. Check them out and decide if remote employee time tracking is right for your business. 

Pros of Remote Employee Time Tracking 

  • You will always know the amount your employees should be paid without having to pester them to turn their timesheets in on time. 
  • You will be able to see ways to improve employee productivity by monitoring which activities cause a decrease in productivity or activities that take too much time.  
  • Time tracking will give you a good idea of how much time certain activities take so you can create more accurate estimates and billing for clients.  
  • You can add greater transparency to employee and company goals and easily measure progress through a time tracking system. 

Cons of Remote Employee Time Tracking 

  • Employees may feel you don’t trust them if you start using a time tracking system.  
  • Some leaders in your company may be tempted to micromanage their team due to the availability of data in the time tracking system.  

Need Help with Payroll? 

Helpside offers payroll services that can help you manage many of the payroll and compliance issues that can come up while implementing employee time tracking. To learn more about Helpside’s payroll services, click here