remote workforce management

Goal Setting – How Remote Workforce Monitoring Software Can Help

Management teams are generally the ones responsible for the performance of their employees. If they’re not getting the best from their staff members, they need to figure out a way to galvanize them. Many choose to use goal-setting and targets as a way to incentivize their employees, giving them a predefined aim to work towards. But how do you go about choosing this aim?

Remote workforce monitoring equipment can potentially be a huge help in this situation. Before setting any kind of goal or target for an employee, it’s important to review where they’re currently at. Any good time and attendance solution will be able to bring up a review of an employee’s data, including hours worked, holidays accrued, overtime done, current salary, absence record, and any other notes. This information can prove invaluable when it comes to assessing an employee’s current status and giving them something to aim for in the future.

For example, if an employee works plenty of overtime but is prone to showing up five or ten minutes late to appointments, their next aim could be to spend the subsequent three months working on punctuality and ensuring prompt arrival at a client location. This target is one which might not have been flagged up if it weren’t for the information on the stored punctuality record, and managers can now work on the problem directly with the employee.

Similarly, if a manager or supervisor examines an employee record and finds that punctuality, attendance or overall performance on a Friday is generally poorer than other days, the employer might consider changing their schedule or calling them halfway through the day to check if there are any problems. This form of performance management is very important in maintaining a hardworking team, and targets or review dates can be set at some point in the future to ensure that the problem has been rectified.

Employers now have a world of data at their fingertips and it would be foolish of them not to utilise it at every given opportunity. From tracking earnings and absences to monitoring performance as closely as possible, management teams have been given the means to make informed decisions on their employees’ futures, setting them targets to boost their performance at work and helping them to feel a sense of achievement when progress is made. This is what management is all about, and good adoption of a target-setting scheme will see a healthy, happy workforce that is always moving forwards.