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Are Your Employees Slacking? How To Find Out Who’s Slacking And Why

The biggest loss to a company’s productivity and ultimately its bottom line is its employees and the quality of work they put forth each day. Slackers can cost companies millions of dollars every year. What’s disturbing is this money is not lost to incompetence but to demotivation and a lack of commitment. So how do you find the bad eggs in your company? We could use applications like this Cell Phone Tracker developed by Cocospy. In this article, we’ll briefly explain how it can be used to ensure that your employees are not slacking off. We’ll go into detail as to how you can identify an employee who’s slacking off. We’ll also cover tips on how to motivate employees.

How to Monitor and Track Your Employees

Before we dig into explaining some of the signs that define lazy and unproductive employees, it’s important to understand how we can track and possibly monitor them. It sounds a bit Big Brother-esque, but it’s important for employers to be able to identify leaks as quickly as possible. It’s also important for managers and employers to protect themselves for any future leaks.

Using Cocospy to monitor and track your employees

What is Cocospy?

Cocospy allows you to spy and monitor on your employee’s mobile devices. It’s easy to use and provides you access to their latest real-time location data. You can also monitor their phone usage, for instance, who they message and who they call from their phones.

Cocospy has millions of users. It’s been recognized and has received acclaim from major blogs and websites like PC World, Forbes, Life Hacker, The New York Times, iGeeksBlog, Android Authority and many more.

It has versions for both Android and Apple iOS mobile devices.  What puts Cocospy above other tracking and monitoring apps is it allows you to view and monitor social apps such as FB, WhatsApp, Instagram or Snap chat etc. without having to root or jailbreak your device. This is a first and it’s worth visiting their website to learn how to spy on Snapchat.

In terms of detectability, Cocospy is near undetectable on devices that it’s run on. It has virtually no impact on system resources and it doesn’t even require you to install any apps on the iOS version.

It’s a tool that can definitely help you discover who is the deadbeat that is draining resources from your company. You can even use its Geofence function to restrict certain areas from employees.

Signs of a slacker

It’s really hard to micro-manage, especially when you’re part of a large company. It’s only fair to expect people to do their jobs once they know what to do. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. There’s always someone trying to take advantage of company resources. This is a list of the different types of slacking you may find. Some are obvious and some are very subtle.

1. Disappearing

Does your employee go missing during odd times? Do they take extravagantly long lunch-breaks? If you’re running a company that’s very lax on regulations and restrictions, you may find that certain employees take advantage of this. They may call in sick regularly or disappear and not come in at all.

2. Constant Late Coming

This is very similar to disappearing. An employee may come late often. What’s extremely frustrating about these employees is they never fail to have an excuse for their late coming.

3. Chronic procrastination

Pay attention to employees who are constantly procrastinating. Especially when they are confronted with large projects and tasks. A good gauge is if the employee constantly turns work in late or asks for extensions. You’ll find the employees who are prone to procrastination perusing the internet or doing other work outside of the company.

4. Constant Delegation

Some employees may avoid work by passing it onto other workers. These employees may not even be employed under a supervisory capacity. This is dangerous because it can actually affect company morale and burden other members of your staff.

5. Bullying and Troublemaking

These ones aren’t just lazy but they take precious company time up by gossiping, bullying other employees or constantly complaining (tattle tailing). The issue with them is they create a toxic working environment for other employees. Their lack of productivity doesn’t stay an isolated incident; it branches out and affects other employees like a virus.

What to do when you’ve found a slacker

Firstly, you need to ask yourself if the company’s environment has been conducive to slacking. Do you need to implement more rules and restrictions? It’s also important for managers to deal head-on with slackers. You need to speak to them in a way that’s both understanding but assertive.

Mental health is a big factor in slacking. A US study reported that in the US, $31 billion is lost annually on work productivity due to depression alone with an estimated cost per employee with depression at $109 nationally. That’s a big number.

So companies need to cultivate some good employee wellness policies. Managers need to ensure that employees aren’t overworked and they’re getting enough sleep and exercise. Some companies have even adopted a wellness policy and have even hired in house psychologists and therapists to supplement their Human Resources department.

Also, more incentives for employees also helps. It’s also important to build an environment that’s welcoming to employees and staff. Do not be afraid of decorating an office. Ad motivational posters. Change the color scheme to something stimulating but not distracting. Add more plot plants and art.

It’s always important to touch base with each of your employees. Make them feel like individuals as opposed to a cog in the collective.

Final Word

I hope you’ve found this article enlightening. It’s always important to note how technology can influence how a company is run and streamlined. Thanks to services like Cocospy, employee management is a lot easier. If you’ve found this article helpful in anyway, share it with your friends and family. As always, thank you for reading.


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