Every business owner knows how important it is that their staff members are performing properly. Unfortunately, the reality is also that not everybody will always be as productive as they can, or should be. This is why you may want to consider installing a GPS tracker. In fact, there are three key reasons why you should consider this.
1. A GPS Tracker Increases Productivity
The reality is that it is very tempting for people to slack off if they can. For some, this means doing something small, like having a quick cigarette break. For others, it means going home and enjoying an afternoon off. It is not unheard of for this to become a habit as well. Productivity will be greatly increased by installing a GPS tracker because it records:
- Locations of employees.
- When they were where.
- How long they stayed at one location.
This means that employees cannot get away with pretending to be at work. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t trust your employees, but rather that you remove temptation.
2. Trackers Don’t Cost Much
A lot of businesses see these trackers as just yet another expense that will cost them a huge amount each month. In reality, you usually only have to purchase a tracker once, and you will be able to use it for life. Plus, since the technology is becoming more commonplace, trackers aren’t expensive anymore either. As a business, spending your money wisely is hugely important. However, when you consider the facts that these devices are affordable and, as shown, increase productivity, they really pay for themselves.
3. You Can Track Vehicles and People
A lot of people think that GPS trackers will only work if installed on vehicles. This is because that is indeed how they used to operate in the past. However, today’s modern GPS trackers operate on batteries, which means that they can record movement, regardless of which mode of transportation is being used. Whether someone is driving or walking, you can always find out where they are. This can be very important for salespeople, for instance, who travel by airplane and hire vehicles, rather than driving with the same car all the time. Messengers, who work using bicycles, also do not have cars that can be tracked.
Clearly, there are lots of different reasons as to why installing a GPS tracker is likely to be beneficial for businesses. Interestingly, it is also beneficial for employees. This goes beyond not being tempted to slack off when they have a chance, it is also about personal safety. It is common for employees to not be overly pleased when an announcement is made that they will be GPS tracked from a certain date. They feel as if they are not trusted, and as if they have to justify their every movement. In reality, it is also about their safety. An employer has a duty of care and must therefore know where their staff members are, particularly if something goes wrong.