Remote work has revolutionized what it means to be an employee in the modern era. The days of a business-suit worker, commuting into the city to work at their cubicle, those days are over. Of course some still follow that path, but by 2025, 22% of the workforce will be working remotely. That’s without accounting for those that will be working hybrid, at least partially out of person.
This comes with a slew of benefits and downsides. Remote workers report feeling more happy, satisfied, and even productive, but experience a lot of burnout. While a remote worker may have more time to physically work, it can be hard to feel like that work is meaningful. Little gestures like physically leaving the desk to eat lunch are really helpful, but workers are still stressed.
Time tracking helps with this while also giving employers assurance. Breaks and a more well organized schedule are inevitable side effects of time tracking. Employees also finally don’t have to log their own hours as the system puts that information in automatically. Time tracking is still hard though because there are so many means of tracking an employee.
For some industries, like transportation, GPS keeps things simple. Although for others biometric data or remote monitoring is much more popular. Today facial recognition tracking has become one of the best alternatives. It is incredibly simple while still keeping good data, although it does have the clear issue of privacy. Regardless of the how, remote work tracking is essential in a world where remote work is so essential.