Time tracking software is covered with different assumptions and myths, often made up by the people who either don’t understand its benefits or don’t even try to find them.
In real life, an online time tracker helps companies to:
- save money by optimizing the workflow;
- increase the productivity of work;
- determine the most and least productive employees.
So, the benefits of using such a tool are worth digging deeper into the time tracking myths and finding their disproofs.
Myth #1 Online time trackers are unsafe
An online time tracker can be unsafe only if everybody knows your email and the password you use to login into the system is big boss, 12345, or the most popular: password.
Otherwise, online time tracking software is pretty safe to use.
First, of all, because the vendor has no right to access the data or your account. If you look it up in the treaty you signed, you will definitely find a paragraph mentioning that.
Second of all, the vendor can not get your passwords, because they encrypted.
Third of all, time tracking vendors who run their app in the cloud take care of the safety of your data, because it’s their reputation.
And lastly, some time tracking vendors set session limitations, meaning the time you can spend using the app. After the session runs out, the application will ask you to log in again.
Myth #2 Time tracking invades privacy
The line between workplace privacy and surveillance is very blurred. On one hand, employees have the right to keep some things in secret, like their passwords, email conversations, documents and use social media every once in a while.
On the other hand, they are paid for work, and employers and managers have the right to keep an eye on employees’ working process. Besides the US legislation does not prohibit the use of time tracking software.
So, does time tracking really invade employee privacy? Not really. Time trackers do not capture passwords, so the manager will never be able to access employees’ social media, email, documents, etc.
But what about the time trackers that take screenshots? Yaware.TimeTracker, for example, allows employees to pause the monitoring so that no private data will be captured. You can always find a flexible solution that would fit both you and your team/s.
Myth #3 Online time tracker is not worthy, old methods are better
Most people don’t like changing the way they live or work. That’s the part of our nature. We prefer stability.
That’s is one of the reasons why companies don’t hurry to upgrade their time and attendance tracking methods. Everybody is so used to paper or Excel timesheets, and it seems like the whole process is already well streamlined.
However, old methods are great for making mistakes, time theft and fraud.
Time tracking software makes time and attendance, even more, simple and accurate. The software automatically collects the data and builds it into a report. All that is left to you is use it.
All employees are even, nobody can add up the working time. Managers get to analyze accurate data, and you can manage payroll much more efficient.
So, the myths are not so true now right? The benefits of using an online time tracker overweight some of the problems that might occur.