Monitoring employees may sound like something a company that doesn't trust its workforce would do, but installing monitoring equipment in your business has multiple advantages, some of which benefit the employees. Because it's impossible for you to keep an eye on the workplace throughout the day, you may rely on monitoring systems to inform you of everything that goes on in (amongst others) the following areas of National Investigations Bureau expertise:
Employees may unknowingly or knowingly commit safety infractions, which may lead to serious injury. By monitoring the workplace, you have an eye in the sky to catch all safety issues, such as debris on the floor or an employee operating a forklift without a hard hat. Unlike employee weaknesses caught on the monitoring system, you must immediately bring safety issues to the forefront. Catching blatant disregard for safety on video may also save you from potential lawsuits.
Violation of Policies
Dishonest employees, as well as employees who believe the rules don't apply to them, may break company rules when management isn't around. By constantly monitoring employees, you might catch those who willingly violate company policy and immediately employ disciplinary action.
Monitoring the ways in which an employee spends his time at work helps you understand how to increase production. Employees who use company time for personal time cause the company to suffer. For example, if you monitor an employee's Internet usage and find he's spending a large portion of his day online, you can confront him and explain he needs to spend more time working.
Where You Can Monitor
Legally you can't monitor employees in all areas of the workplace. At the National Investigations Bureau our team of experts knows the local and international laws around employee monitoring and we can assist professionally providing you with peace of mind in this regard.