What would employers give to be able to snoop on their employees to ensure that they are actually working and not just doodling and chatting? Rightfully so, after all they are being paid to do work on company time. But, is this practically possible?
Employers, take note, this may be easier than you think! Now you can prowl around without being noticed by using the Employee-desktop-live-viewer, which can monitor up to 100 employees at a time displaying desktop activities of all the users in the domain network, according to company officials.
The viewer records online and offline activities, which are stored in .AVI file format that can be played using a Windows Media player.
The software is supported by all the versions of Windows. All that is required is a server computer which can watch other computers and the software itself requires only 100MB of hard-disk space.
As the viewer functions in stealth mode, it is rather tough to detect.
So, what is the viewer actually capable of? Well, for starters it can check online activities like chat and e-mail viewing, restrict unofficial downloads, ensure that time is productively used. In essence, as far as monitoring and surveillance goes, it's the icing on the cake for employers. Administrators can send notifications to every client-computer with the help of this tool.
The trial version is currently free but the price of the full version ranges from $29 for a single employee to $999 for 100 employees. So, in order to ensure that more people buy it, Free Coupon Review is offering 20 percent discount on full versions of the software.
Will the Desktop Viewer live up to its name and gladden the hearts of suspicious employers? It's too early to tell.
In other news, companies across Canada who hire young people are being asked to try a free online employee training resource, and share their feedback about its effectiveness. In 2010, The Center for Skills Development & Training launched "Summer in Smallywood," the online game-based training tool that helps young employees enhance their workplace skills.
Edited by Brooke Neuman