In the last few years, GPS tracking have gained widespread use. More and more companies understand the benefits of GPS tracking in order to manage companies of any type, especially those whose workforce needs to go out into the field and work remotely. At least CEOs understand the importance of knowing where their staff is.

How to track employees’ phones

Benefits of GPS geolocalisation

It should be crystal clear that the new technology through which we can track remote workers has clear benefits for all parties involved: company, employer and employee. Everyone can take advantage of a simple app installed on their smartphones to simplify the work and optimize benefits.

Advantages for the company are very clear. It can save on expenses from the beginning, especially if they have a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. Employees bring their own mobile devices, usually tablets and smartphones, which results in considerable savings to the company. With the economic resources they would spend on providing a mobile device, the company will now be able to manage 2.5 devices of its employees.

For the employer the advantages lie in the possibility of managing everything at a glance. Monitor the activity of all employees, to know where they are at any time, make plan routes, optimize resources, calculate gasoline or transportation costs, save times of transfers … There is no doubt that for the employer, tracking the employees’ phones indicate a new beginning of a profitable and intelligent management of human resources and business infrastructure.

A GPS application to be located through the smartphone also brings numerous advantages for the employee. Among them are the fact that you can access, regardless of location, the company’s documentation, download files and reports through the mobile phone, know how far the next client is, how to get there on the shortest route, how to avoid a traffic jam… In other words, you can work as easily as if you were in the office.

Is it difficult to GPS track employees’ phones?

Not at all, since all you have to do is manage all the work through a simple application installed on the employee’s mobile phone. From that moment, all parties involved will begin to enjoy GPS tracking advantages.

The employer can have monitored all its personnel through their mobile devices. This way, you’ll be able to know where each one of your employees is in real time, to follow their routes, to manage their routes to make them more economical in time and money, to send the client the nearest employee, to attend to incidents by action areas, to establish optimized routes, to know how long it takes a worker to go to his appointment, how he does it and how long it takes to solve it… All through simple monitoring and an application that doesn’t hinder in any way the work of the remote worker!

A tacit agreement

To ensure that everything goes well with an application that tracks employees’ phones, it’s very important that there be a tacit agreement of respect between employer and employees.

Both parties should know what type of application they are using, what their functions are and how they are used. The employee must express his consent at all times so his trace can be followed during working hours, ensuring personal data protection of both parties.

On the other hand, the employer must understand that this type of applications can only be used during the working hours and that the employee, once the work day is over, has the right to preserve his privacy.

In this sense it’s fantastic to have apps functions such as time control like Bixpe has, which allows to establish the exact schedule in which each phone must be controlled and, outside these hours, the employee’s mobile device once again enjoys all the guarantees of privacy.

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