Cloud time tracking boosted by BYOD policies
December 28, 2012
Companies want to provide the tools needed for their employees to be more productive and efficient at their jobs. Many businesses are doing so through a variety of forms, including training and networking opportunities. Another element being used is "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies, which allow staff members to use their own mobile devices to carry out business-related tasks. This trend has led to a rise in cloud employee time tracking
by facilitating access cloud timesheet
access for workers, allowing them to enter their hours when they are outside of their offices. However, companies will want to exercise caution when implementing these policies and supporting software solutions.Employees need to be educated about BYOD
When introducing new policies, businesses should be aware that this requires informing and educating staff members about the proper procedures they need to follow. It's no different when it comes to BYOD processes and the use of cloud timesheets. Entrepreneur magazine highlights
some of the elements that companies may need to take into account when incorporating new BYOD operations.
First, if firms want to make the switch to cloud based time tracking and other components, they will need to give employees the software necessary to complete such processes. This technology would include any tools they need to store, access and update information. Once this has been provided, staff members then need to know about the risks and dangers of information being compromised through their devices. Any social media interactions, electronic files and collections of time-related data are prone to being hacked, so workers will need to know how to keep these components safe.
If employees who use their own devices consistently leave company-related information open to potential risks, the source recommends that their BYOD privileges be revoked. Businesses should not put up with staff members who repeatedly ignore proper procedures, as any data compromised can put operations - and fellow employees - in danger.Cloud timesheets alleviate some stresses The Huffington Post writes
that effective BYOD policies are a great way to allow workers to stay constantly connected. This also gives them the chance to enter their hours efficiently, instead of having to worry about being in their offices to enter time on computers. Businesses also see benefits, as cloud servers keep the time information safe and enable quick updates.