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How to Monitor Employees Working on the Field

August 18, 2023

Monitoring field employees can be a challenging task for many employers, but it is an essential part of ensuring productivity, efficiency, and safety. Field employees, such as sales representatives, delivery drivers, and technicians, often work remotely and independently, which can make it difficult for managers to keep track of their work activities and progress. However, thanks to advancements in technology, there are now many effective solutions for field employee tracking, including the use of field employee tracking software. This software provides real-time visibility into employee location and activities, allowing employers to make informed decisions and improve their field workforce management.

In this article, we will explore the benefits of using an employee tracking system and offer tips on how to choose the right software for your business.


1.    How to track employee time: Enforce a mobile attendance app

To know when your employees start work on a daily basis, enforce an attendance software that they can download on their mobile phone. It provides them with the flexibility of clocking in and out from anywhere, anytime. Should the employees work in remote areas, ensure the mobile application works offline. A plus would be clocking in using a selfie or photo.


2.    Track GPS

Without a doubt our top suggestion is tracking employees with GPS. Real-time employee tracking allows you to know where they are at any given time and allows you to no longer have to wonder why something has taken a team member so long to do, as you could check traffic reports or conditions in the area they are passing through. You can install the employee tracking app on the employees’ smartphones, and it can be switched on and off as needed by administrators. Of course, you’ll want to explain to your employees why you are opting to use this feature, so that you retain their trust.


3.    Report activities

Consider asking your employees working on the field to report their daily activities. This will give you a better idea of their whereabouts and how much time is exerted on each task. Our software will create reports for your evaluation on performance and productivity. Should your employees be sales representatives visiting clients on a daily basis, our software allows you to segment assigned clients per employee and collect data about number of visits and time spent at each client’s facility on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.


By leveraging the power of technology, employers can track their field employees more efficiently, boost productivity, and ensure better communication and collaboration between employees and managers.


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