GPS Vehicle Tracking Employees
Is It The Right Thing To Do?
As a businessman or businesswoman, your sole focus has to be doing what is best for the company. Sometimes this means downsizing staff, reducing 401 K benefits, keeping employees who you might not personally get along with and more. Business people have to make these tough calls in an effort to improve operations, internal relationships and the bottom line. In a world where efficiency is a top priority, production needs to be accountable and things need to be getting done at all times. This is why many companies have been investing in performance observation tools such as GPS trackers.
Every person’s ethics and personal beliefs may all vary, but one thing all successful business people, entrepreneurs and top dogs have in common is the ability to improve internal operations, maximizing talent and resources to the best of their capability. As Yankees owner George Steinbrenner once said, “Every man believes he only has 100%. I believe every man has the ability to give 110%, and I want to show that man he is capable of achieving more than even he imagined.”
Utilizing GPS vehicle tracker technology is the right thing to do for any business looking to cut internal waste and boost employee production/accountability. This is especially important today with gas prices continuing to climb, margins being razor thin and the competition getting tougher and tougher.
Through the use of fleet tracking units a company can determine the speed a company driver is going to make sure they are not operating at unsafe speeds, check for abuse of company equipment or simply account for each driver’s mileage when it comes tax time. However, some employers are wondering if using GPS vehicle tracking to monitor employees is the right thing to do and the answer is a very simple yes. A few of the benefits have already been outlined on how GPS tracking devices can help a business and the data research shows that companies using GPS tracking devices can improve productivity while reducing inefficiencies. But to address the privacy argument that somebody could make when opposing the use of GPS trackers in the workplace the answer is simple: surveillance technology is already part of the workplace in every sector of business. Video cameras watch over bankers, inside restaurants or almost any retail store. Those in the white collar world have company emails that can be checked without consent and computers scanned for inappropriate activity. Imagine a banker saying they did not want a video surveillance camera on while they were working because they felt it was an invasion of privacy? The thought is simply laughable. There the analogy be made when looking at a company driver driving a company vehicle while working on company time.
Investment in GPS tracking units for fleet management is a wise investment for any business whether they are large Fortune 500 company or small local business. In the end business is about efficiency and productivity, and nothing is more synonymous with those two terms than GPS monitoring.