Employee Tracking: Compliance vs. Privacy

Cell phones don't protect employee privacy, but Timesheet Mobile guarantees it.

Employers get the most accurate employee tracking, along with improved compliance and employee privacy protection.

As disconcerting as it may be, our cell phones are tracking us at all times. Unless location services are completely disabled on our smartphones, our locations are not private. Even with location services turned off, mobile providers have access to cell towers and areas of WiFi networks which can all be used to report locations.

Timing is everything
It comes as no surprise, then, that GPS-enabled employee tracking software can be a sensitive and alienating topic in the workplace. When a company chooses to utilize a mobile timekeeping system, employees may interpret that move as a lack of trust. Naturally, they assume they are being tracked 24/7, creating an immediate aversion to compliance with the system. 

Creating a solution that satisfies a true need for employers as well as protection for employees is our top priority. Our privacy policy protects the rights of companies who are entitled to know that their workers are where they should be when on-the-clock, while protecting their right to privacy while not on company time.

Location. Location. Location
With our exclusive Punch Prompt® alert system, we utilize the best available information from your employee's smartphone and compare it to the configured geofence of customer and job sites to remind the employee that they are at a work site. When an employee chooses to punch in, their location is captured and reported to their company.

If the employee leaves the site, an alert will appear on their phone and their company is advised of the time they left the site. No location information is ever captured or reported to the company when an employee is punched out.

Talk about it
Up front communication with employees is a must. It is important that employees recognize that even if the smallest percentage of their company's workforce is guesstimating hours, this equates to big financial losses. By eliminating paper time sheets and implementing a mobile employee tracking system, the payroll process is quicker, more efficient and virtually error-free. That said, it is crucial for employees to know that their employers are taking all of the necessary steps in order to protect their privacy.

Timesheet Mobile is continually focused on providing users with the most advanced employee tracking technology, all the while guaranteeing a fair balance between company rights and employee privacy.

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