To help businesses track their employees’ time while they work remotely from home due to the coronavirus, Screenshot Monitor is letting employers use the top-tier version of their time-tracking software for free until June with the promo code COVID-19
The Professional time tracking plan usually costs $6.99 per user per month and this is now free until June for an unlimited number of employees. Employees start and stop time tracking themselves and managers can see in real time their screenshots, total work time, activity level, applications run and websites visited and time spent on each. See How it works for more information.
To apply the promo code, start your free 2 week trial, go to My Account, and click “Upgrade to a Paid Plan”
Select “Professional Plan” and click on “Enter code” next to “Have a gift or promotional code?”
Enter COVID-19 as a promo code and hit “Apply code”
Alternatively, if you have a free account already, you can just follow the link below to get to the Upgrade page with the COVID-19 code applied:
Finish your upgrade to the Paid Plan. Your trial will be extended until June 2020. Enjoy!
To track or not to track – that’s the question most freelancers and their clients ask themselves now and then. For us, it’s not even a question and these benefits of time tracking software will show you why.
Before we start off, let’s define what “time tracking software” is.
Time tracking software is a piece of software (typically, a desktop and/or mobile app) that tracks the time, manpower, and resources spent on a particular task (tasks) by an employee or a group of employees.
Continue reading 10 Awesome Benefits of Time Tracking Software →
Be sure you check out on those before proclaiming yourself a leader. Better yet, try to be honest with yourself and see what leadership qualities you may be lacking – read on to find out.
Leadership is not a scientific object you can take apart and study. Despite what countless books on leadership may have to say, one simply cannot break it down into elements and create a ready-made guide on how to be a leader.
However, there are leaders – really great ones – out there, always have been and always will. What we can do is see if they all have something in common – some traits and qualities most of them (if not all) share.
Continue reading The Big 3 Leadership Qualities You Wish You Had →
No matter how good you are in project management, these are essentials: things you should – no, ought to – no, must know and revise from time to time to ensure the success of your projects! Here are five project manager’s questions that you shouldn’t ignore.
7 out of 10 Projects Fail – Why?
Not everything is rainbows and unicorns in the kingdom of project management. According to these rather sad stats, here’s what’s going on:
- 70% of all business projects fail;
- 17% of IT projects go so badly, they threaten the existence of the company;
- Only 42% of organizations report having high alignment of projects to organizational strategy.
How did we (or, rather, they) come to this? There can be multiple reasons but often it happens due to the fact that the project manager failed to take all the important elements of project management into consideration and was unable to deliver as a result.
Continue reading Five Questions You Will Regret Not Asking Yourself Before Starting a Project →
Switch between various hourly rates for the same employee and calculate the pay in an instant.
Most projects nowadays require specialists with a varied set of skills. Developers can sometimes act as project managers, graphic designers may also be capable of some front-end development, copywriters are often quite knowledgeable about SMM, and so on.
Acting in a different capacity other than your main profession has become a norm for most projects in the IT industry, especially when it comes to freelance work or projects whose members are spread across several cities or even countries.
However, when it comes to tracking the working hours and calculating the pay for these specialists with multiple roles in the project, most time-tracking tools fail to deliver the proper solution – unlike Screenshot Monitor.
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Maximizing your business potential requires more than just management – you must be aware of different project management types and know, in which situations they should be used.
Every business executive’s goal is to achieve bigger and better results while spending less time, effort, and money. Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal recipe or go-to guide for that – an effective manager has to be knowledgeable about all the possible ways of achieving those results.
Continue reading Which Project Management Type Fits Your Project Best? →
“A project without a critical path is like a ship without a rudder” – D. Meyer couldn’t have put it better when he was explaining the importance of project management for business. We are going to elaborate on that a bit.
According to an Economist Intelligence report, 80% of global executives believe that project management was the main reason why their companies had managed to reverse the negative trend helping them to remain competitive during and after the period of recession. Continue reading 7 Evidences Why Project Managers Are Important for All Businesses →
If your job offered you an option of working from home or working in the office – would you take it? Would you be more productive working in sweatpants vs your usual business casual? Would you have more time for you family if you do not have to spend two hours commuting every day? Would you miss the corporate environment or would you enjoy solitude? Can video conferences, phone calls and remote access really make you feel like you are part of the office when you are not physically present? If you are confused about what option is right for you – here are a few things to think about.
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Probably you already know, freelancing marketplace Upwork has announced a price hike effective from June 2016. It will drastically double the platform service fee for many freelancers and add a new fare on payments made by clients. This announcement had a remarkable impact on the Upwork community. Users are not happy with the decision and many of them are seeking for an alternative. Continue reading Upwork Alternatives – Just Try! →
Price, flexibility, availability – there are many reasons and many jobs where it is more productive to have your employees work remotely. Virtual teams offer greater flexibility than their local counterparts because your online projects can be managed from anywhere. But to make a remote team effective, you must manage it wisely. And the process begins with hiring the right people. Here are some tips on how to hire remote employees for your online work space.
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