GPS tracking can be an effective supplement to your business field-team operations. The growing popularity of GPS location services for workforce management allow business owners to have greater insight into the daily activities of field employees.
Field employees have a unique level of independence in the daily work they conduct. By implementing a tracking solution, employers can establish accountability among their workforce.
Those looking to implement location-tracking services have greater access to increasingly advanced platforms. While businesses owners are enthusiastic to implement a GPS-tracking application, employees can be reluctant to the concept of being tracked. It is up to business owners to create a system of transparency and information to allow their businesses to experience the advantages of GPS tracking while keeping employees comfortable. Employers can practice authority without breaching their employees’ privacy by focusing on these tips:
Do Share the Positive Implications of a Tracking System
Host an information session in which you can explicitly outline the benefits that employee tracking can bring to your business. When employees understand the tangible benefits that field tracking offers your daily operations, they are more willing to participate.
Do Seek Employee Consent
In order to create a transparent tracking policy, employee consent should be given. For mobile tracking systems that operate from an app, employees must willingly download the app on their phones in order to use the platform. Under Connecticut and Delaware state laws, the use of electronic surveillance, including GPS, is prohibited without employee consent.
Do Use Efficient Tracking Practices through Advanced Privacy Controls
Your business should enlist a tracking platform that offers strong privacy controls. Ethical tracking should occur only during shift hours.
Do Create an Open Discussion for Employee Concerns
Participate in a question and answer session between managers, HR, and affected employees. Any questions that cannot be answered by your staff can be directed to your tracking service provider in order to best address employee concerns.
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