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Pinchbeck firm designs home working 'check-in' device

Pinchbeck company PSP-IT has built a Microsoft plug-in that automatically sends ‘check-in’ requests to remote workers, so managers can see who is stationed at their desk throughout the working day.

The application then shows managers a breakdown of all the responses, so they can view average check-in times per department and per user.

Speaking about the launch of Outlook CheckIN, marketing manager, Mark Boxall, said: “Critics have slammed companies using ‘Big Brother’ tactics when it comes to monitoring their staff while they work from home.

Home working
Home working

“When we developed Outlook CheckIN, it was important that it was easy to use and – most importantly – remained unintrusive to staff.

“We see Outlook CheckIN has a lighter alternative to other employee monitoring software on the market. We saw a surge in demand for our email tracking software during the pandemic, which was as a result of employers wanting to make sure productivity stayed the same among their remote teams.”

The system is automatic and managers can even set daily limits; so staff welfare and privacy are not harmed. By using email analytics, employers can sensitively and inoffensively monitor the performances of their remote teams.

To find out more about Outlook CheckIN, visit www.outlookcheckin.com

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