We have recently released Activity Levels in Screenshot Monitor – many employers have been requesting it for quite some time. Immediately we have received this very frustrated email. We are publishing it unedited (it was anonymous and it had no reply-to address), because despite the tone, it voices a very real concern that kept us from introducing the Activity Levels into SSM for quite some time. The concern is that productivity will be measured – to a large extent – by how actively user uses the mouse and the keyboard, not by results – and in most of the cases it is just wrong. What do you think?
I really hate the Activity level in SSM! I hate it!
I know you said in the mail, that activity does not reflect your job, because every job is different. Continue reading
If a manager enables “Track activity level” in team settings, the program starts monitoring employees’ mouse and keyboard activity level (in %). The activity level is represented on the timeline by a small icons in the right top corner of the screenshots like this:
Here we will describe the option available to manager in Settings (if you don’t have an account with us, you can see it in Demo).
You may have noticed that Screenshots Monitor got a few small improvements. If you go to My Home (you can see it on Demo), at the top you will see the summary or work for today – how many employees were active today and how much time they have worked:
If you want to see more – just click on one of the links to get to reports. For example, if you’ve clicked on the time for today (10h 12m in the image above) – it will take you to reports where you can see in greater details how much time was spend today per employee, per project, or per task note (select one of the tabs Employees, Projects or Notes):
Don’t neglect “Share this report” link on this page – it allows you to share the report with your clients without asking them to login.