What in your opinion the best system monitor remote employees?

Everybody knows that in the world today, about 66% of employees work remotely, but in my opinion there is still no normal software for monitoring their work. There's monitask, the functionality is quite satisfied, but not under Linux. Advise anyone that uses for this purpose?
March 20th 20 at 11:22
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March 20th 20 at 11:24
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Questions:
1) what is the scope of your employees? Do you have some tracker task with time management?(If employees have targets and deadlines, the surveillance does not affect the same? Or are there any other tasks in addition to performing tasks?)
2) the monitoring system will help? There is a suspicion of inefficiency by reason of fooling around? Or the problem is "security development"?

UPD: it seems that people are not working with remote employees and freelancers, which radically changes everything.
At the moment we are talking about postcare that for the month so far have made 2 simple integration and made small changes, specifically crap one's pants in the layout Quiza and a couple of times nakosyachil more than his salary. I'm used to JIRA, but here the level of the relations are simpler, problems are set and trikem in Trello. An employee has a problem there is a deadline, the deadline I bolt and a bunch of fairy tales about how, what and why "failed", apparently here the only reason that I really want to understand what the employee really worked and it did not work, instead of sitting with my grandmother as a freelancer with other projects. On the second point: I want to see that person decides my tasks, I am willing to endure requests for salary Senora, middle level, we are not gods, all grown up, if you want it. Well the NDA is also important and this is another reason why I can't put on the flow of employment for this job. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:27
@Frederick.Swift, I sincerely want to help you in your situation, but so far I only see the option of carrot and stick, or a real shift of the employee in mind incompetence. If tasks are not regularly performed in the time which you have jointly agreed, then there is gross incompetence (Madam???) both in terms of time estimation tasks and in the implementation as a whole. Of course, you can continue to ride a dead horse, and even put some kind of monitor, but I think it will not save the situation without direct and clear agreements.
that's kind of appropriate solution in terms of the tracking work: https://www.webwork-tracker.com/
My advice to you - work a month with the tracker if the situation described will not differ - probably better to change the horse, IMHO... - esperanza.Stanton30 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:30
@Kathleen.Weimann67, recognize your right. Thank you! - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:33
March 20th 20 at 11:26
It is not necessary to sit over the soul. Aiming, timing and checking. It is necessary to trust people.
Trust but verify as they say. - Henderson_Dibbe commented on March 20th 20 at 11:29
@rubie_Macejkov, I'm not against it, but somehow does not add up on your scenario. The challenge and agreed terms, great rate, in the end is the result and start putting excuses, excuses and stories about how much work has been done, the results of which are seen. What is there to believe not to believe? It's not divination on Daisy, but first and foremost a business. I buy for the agreed price of the labor time hired employee, and therefore want the result, but no result, there is a tale. Tracker with periodic screenshots will decide on WHAT AND HOW many worked hired me an employee and will not need to spend time on the analysis of the next batch of stories, if something goes wrong. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:32
@bridgette_Braun20that check? Did - well, did you write why if you did nothing - pendel, if the task is really more difficult than expected - bring a list of subtasks is solved, simple as that. - esperanza.Stanton30 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:35
@Frederick.Swift,
If the rate is really good, just change the pipeline

Talk first, find out the reasons for the behavior, if after two punctures do not understand - well, not worth your time this game.
Or need to use a very episodic, certain her, in which he is very good and there is no substitute - Laurel_Morissette commented on March 20th 20 at 11:38
@bridgette_Braun20,
Trust but verify as they say.

Verify. Result. - Brandi_Yost90 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:41
@Frederick.Swift, you, as a leader, needs to understand the topic. Then and no excuses left not terrible. - Brandi_Yost90 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:44
Totally agree. Who cares what a man was doing all the time? Most importantly, it is what he did as a result. If the result and the price suits you, and it is not fooling. - esther_Cummerata commented on March 20th 20 at 11:47
@Kathleen.Weimann67, I never climb above my competence, so I do not always can correctly estimate the real complexity of the problem. Suppose I hired a specialist with a claim to the Lord and cry for hours also, the task is untill the middle or even lower, I just want to see what people do these tasks, not listen to excuses.
I'm working, can't you see?!;

@Sadye_Kautzer,
  • turned off the light
  • was in the hospital
  • we have a holiday
  • we godovshine
  • correctly set the task, so I thought how to solve it and in fact didn't do anything

etc., etc. I want to know that I'm right, so please work under the monitor, which will remove all questions. But here it begins: I'm working in Linux, your monitor does not work there. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:50
@Frederick.Swiftyou have there is a flock of sheep chtol? What a fucking monitor? Not satisfied, look for another. - Brandi_Yost90 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:53
@rubie_Macejkov, no, I have European company, super rates and great prospects of work in the office on the beach. Thanks for the advice, apparently, creating this issue, I tried thus to delegate its responsibility in the dismissal of the storyteller. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:56
@Frederick.Swift, the Manager should be able to dismiss without further ADO and excuses. Not everyone knows, but it's important. Otherwise you'll drown. - Brandi_Yost90 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:59
@Frederick.Swift,
The challenge and agreed terms, great rate, in the end is the result and start putting excuses, excuses and stories about how much work has been done, the results of which are seen.

Well, "no hands no cookies", you set the time - people agreed on the fact work is not done, i.e. buns will not.
Tracker with periodic screenshots will decide on WHAT AND HOW many engaged me hired employee
In principle - does not solve anything, the experience - I have worked 5-7 years ago, the problem really was written for a half-hour, and the script did a jig-kicking in codea 4 hours and "work" screenies in the logs. The man who just about understands the code to visually distinguish from the real work almost impossible. Pontus with this workflow exactly zero.

turned off the light
was in the hospital
we have a holiday
we godovshine
correctly set the task, so I thought how to solve it and in fact didn't do anything

Where is about how the screens solve this problem? Here the task is purely administrative, what's stopping you subtract from the SN time partying, or to negotiate such issues separately? And in General, it seems that you are not working with remote employees and freelancers, but I see no difference... - esperanza.Stanton30 commented on March 20th 20 at 12:02
@Kathleen.Weimann67, you need KPIs. I may be too soft and naive, but it seems to me that if the person worked, the job must be paid, but damn I hear about is how hard it is and what "did not work", so all you missed the deadline... Well, fuck I'm gonna fire her, the second month of the hassle, besides, I very expensive for the money. They started off well the first week, but now hell hell ( - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 12:05
@rubie_Macejkov, So to dismiss it I always easily, the question here is that I doubt lay off the case. Well, maybe I do something not taken into account, somewhere the task is not quite correctly put. But I understand now that there is, lying to yourself and do not give the eighth the chance we have to move on. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 12:08
@Frederick.Swift, if not tyranny, it does not go far. - Brandi_Yost90 commented on March 20th 20 at 12:11
@Frederick.Swift,

turned off the light
mobile Internet - a letter 10-30 minute after power-up, notifying you about the situation and ETA

was in the hospital
ask the entrusted person of the person to report the situation, after passing through a crisis situation

correctly set the task, so I thought how to solve it and in fact didn't do anything
it is reported in 10-30 minutes after the start of the decision and the reasons

we have a holiday
we godovshine
planned/communicated in advance

Actually, that's all this explains at first the "situation" and explained that the third such conversation will not be
It is theoretically possible to reset the log pakupaku or not to take fakap if it was fixed ASAP and you have the feeling that the lesson received

No matter how sad to say goodbye, but it's better to say goodbye sooner than later
And better not only for you, your team, but also for the employee

I tried thus to delegate its responsibility in the dismissal of the storyteller.
there is nothing wrong in delegating such tasks.
Only not to delay, and to delegate and close

It may be worth a trial period in a month (several months), and notify of the incompatibility between the company and the employee, the letter - Laurel_Morissette commented on March 20th 20 at 12:14
@Frederick.Swift, After all sounded - let's say you have an employee doing the same thing in the office, very interesting to see how in the workplace you would react to the anniversary/christening/other drinking employee suddenly disappeared from the office... It is, by the way, just look at jobs on udalenku at the same MoiKrug, there are clearly write - "the hours from 10 until 18, an hour for lunch to be available at this time Skype SMIP, work on trello/hitlab/fat/etc.
Task - to write krud / engineering missions to the moon and back, who are willing - write."

Uralensis is not a freelancer working nights and knocks Reith, this is the same person as in the office, only at home. - esperanza.Stanton30 commented on March 20th 20 at 12:17
@Kathleen.Weimann67, the creep during working hours of office is punishable by a warning, then fined, then fired, the same with delays, but more in the direction of fines. In my the job and in the agreements between employee had clearly defined working hours, and I went forward and due to the difference in the 4 hours agreed to work on employee time, thereby causing ourselves harm because now I have irregular working hours in the absence of the weekend. With out it all clearly, figure caught the second at the expiration of the working day. But in the morning her time long pustotu to write on business issues. To introduce regulation at the time of the response telegram in the workplace? Can meet in three hours to claim, then to answer: "So my telegram to sit or work?" - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 12:20
@Frederick.Swift, what a worker. In the telegram do not need to sit, you need to pay attention to the alerts, it's just excuses. The smartphone is always with you, and allows almost any situation to unsubscribe to the problem. I will say there is no mobile Internet service will offer smartphone and paying for Internet connection (will be cheaper than software monitoring).
Just your employee is not responsible. You can talk with him, say you is not happy, no one is working.
Also give a warning, deprivation of the award and then dismissal. - Arvel.Runte89 commented on March 20th 20 at 12:23
@danielle23, the employee while clearly only one thing - the fade out at the end of the day. Asked to demonstrate the reports FOR the last WEEK - ignore. To requests to show what has been done - ignore. Just have to hope that I'll see something today, otherwise permanent goodbye. Damn, there's normal developers, well, how is it I have? ;( - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 12:26
@Frederick.Swift, perhaps the employee received an offer better than yours. And some lose heart when they see trash, they have to work. - Brandi_Yost90 commented on March 20th 20 at 12:29
March 20th 20 at 11:28
Uh, can not stand "the office" in udalenku. A huge plus udalenka that nobody controls the process of your work, control the outcome. Aim, get feedback in the process. No need to make screenshots of the monitor, webcam etc, delendik will still find a way to outwit this thing, if he wants.

In the world there is a terrible wrong thing as an 8-hour working day. Almost none working at full steam, and if it is, it will quickly burn out. If you enter such a thing, it productivity get.

About 66% nonsense, even in the job of such proportions is not.
@Frederick.Swift, well, so shall it be in the office. Make it a rule, all day to be online, and for example, in two hours all chat
sobirautsya on some semblance of scrum meet up and briefly write in the queue that did and that today will do. - Arvel.Runte89 commented on March 20th 20 at 11:34
@danielle23, judging by the vacancies on udalenku have no more than 5% unfortunately, this in an area where is very comes. - zion.Emmerich commented on March 20th 20 at 11:37
Vladimir, how should star in your opinion feedback in the process? I'm trying to do it, require at least two lines of the reports for the day, but this isn't happening and are quite sane reasons to not go. About 66% may lie, can't find the source now, but the figure sounded and dealt with the situation in a civilized world, not in the Runet. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:31
March 20th 20 at 11:30
For example, to pay for the work not BEFORE and after the work done in full but with a small Deposit you definitely will not ruin. That's what came to me when I was trying to work remotely. Surveillance is superfluous, I called, as I remember, several times a day is annoying. And still had to periodically write something in General chat. I like the 1 day a week for a meeting, for example, on Friday. Distribute tasks between the team, and then just check their implementation. For example, through Trello. And no need to bother anyone, especially if the programmer is in a state of active development.
Thanks for the comment "inside", it is important to understand how to think the contractor or worker to build a comfortable relationship for both parties. - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:33
March 20th 20 at 11:32
The best system, competent management and recruitment.
Any technical means you decide the organizational fakap, if the employee is unable to cope, dynamite, etc. - warning, conversation and goodbye.
For a good professional permanent control of the administration, for the bad - a reason to spend time trying to trick the system to work it still will not.
If there is trust, based on experience it is possible to solve questions such as "sick/asleep/suddenly, the marriage" without any problems. If there is no trust, then monitoring will spend a ton of time and effort that is better spent searching for another employee.
Of course most people need a little "keep in shape", but it is enough from time to time to ask how you doing and what has been done.

If you want more KPI to justify their decisions - then you will probably fit just the option jira/etc, can mark the beginning of work on a task, finish, record how many tasks closed/reopened average execution time may be asked to put the estimate and compare with real time spent, and so on.
This will require good discipline and quite literate formalization of work, but quite feasible.
When applying for a job immediately say that we will work so.
March 20th 20 at 11:34
GoPro. Or at least a dummy))
+The Keylogger can write yourself.
+telegram bot to message if the slave does not klatsat on the keyboard more than 5min))
With CHEW all right ) I also love to laugh, talk after hours ) But it seems that it is better to set goals with the estimate and agreed ratu and just watching that at the time of delivery. To introduce a KPI for "Dinamo". - rickie_Waelchi commented on March 20th 20 at 11:37
@Frederick.Swift, I'm exaggerating. In General, for a long time there the idea and possibilities of writing this kind of software for a specific customer. But while such was not... - emil_Altenwerth commented on March 20th 20 at 11:40
March 20th 20 at 11:36
I agree with those who propose in your case to control the process and the result.
Complement a specific approach, tested with remote workers (concise basis):
1) Set a probationary period and a lower hourly rate for the period. It is common practice for recruitment.
2) Each task assess scope of work. It is desirable that all assessments were done by one person. The employee should know evaluation.
3) In the months that you just expect the ratio of planned work to the actual, alleged by the employee. Get the ratio that each employee will have your. Usually it is less than 100%. Choose your company values: minimally acceptable (below which the dismissal) and excellent (above which you can further reward).
4) depending on the ratio take the decision to raise or not raise rates. Increasing the coefficient increases the rate. The impact of this factor need to be discussed with the employee when hiring, when negotiating a raise. If he does not agree - it is better not to take.

With this approach you no matter what reasons affect effektivnosti employee. Also it does not matter whether the employee exaggerates their work, because this decreases its rate and rate.

NB: This indicator takes into account only the cost and indirectly the time. You need to consider, as a minimum, an indicator of quality. This is the basis. All the details in a few words to describe. If you have questions, write in lichku, tell you how to configure. There are even ready-made scripts for unloading and automatic calculation of Redmine.

NB1: it is Possible to manage and without figures on the level of "like, dislike". But with the numbers will be fewer wrong decisions, more transparency and evaluation of the employee its value is not at odds with yours.
March 20th 20 at 11:38
Hello, now we have a (monitask.com) there is a version for Linux, unfortunately it is in alpha version, but we're working on it https://www.monitask.com/ru/Home/Download#deb

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