The answer is: all employees get distracted, but there’s a clear difference between who and what they’re being distracted by. Employees spend a large chunk of their life (about a third of their lifetime) at work, but often find refuge in non-work related tasks. Being that now an entire world of the internet is just a click away, wasting time at work is easier than ever before. A Huffington Post article outlines which of your employees you should focus on keeping an eye on.
This article shows the working population is divided into three distinct groups, Millennials (born between 1982 and 2004), Gen X (born between 1965 and 1981) and Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964). GenX and Baby Boomers for the most part have more responsibilities so their work distractions come from financial and familial backgrounds. Whether it’s their kids calling from home and arguing with each other and needing you to referee, or paying those never-ending bills. Some even spend their work day searching the market for a different, higher-paying job.
The millennials or newest working generation are the ones who get most distracted by the digital universe we live in now mostly because they have grown up in it. These individuals have been so used to technology and social media being an integral part of their day, studies show that outside of school and sleep the remainder of a millennial’s day is spent on some sort of media. They tend to think that as long as the work gets done, it doesn’t matter how much time they waste. This attitude can be destructive to the work environment and can be controlled by installing the Highster Mobile software available to employers.
One study credits a loss in productivity because of the use of social media, according to 51 percent of workers in the United States. Millennials were polled to see where they spend the most of their social media time while they’re at work and a good portion (57%) said Tumblr. Following behind Tumblr was Facebook (52%), Twitter (17%), Instagram (11%) and SnapChat rounded out the list with 4 percent.
Desktop tracking is easy-to-do and a piece of cake for employers, especially those Baby Boomers, who would probably say “Huhhh?” if you tried to ask them about SnapChat or Twitter. The Millennials know a way around that though, and would just access those apps through their phones, which is actually their true platforms anyway. But there is something you can do as an employer to shock those sneaky Millennials! By installing cell phone spy software on their company cell phones you have access to all their social media activity, including Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and many other things. Also think Stacy is texting her boyfriend at the meeting? See everything she exchanges through text messages, phone calls, emails and more!
Highster Mobile can help you keep all employees on track, including those pesky Millennials! Click here to start monitoring your employees (and if you’re a Baby Boomer maybe learning a little bit about SnapChat) today!