A director often needs to appoint an assistant to supervise a department. The assistant director will install the StaffCounter program on employees’ computers and connect it to the director’s account.
Such a manager will be able to distribute programs into categories – business, mail, social networks, communication, entertainment. His responsibilities will also include daily monitoring of the work of the department, recording lateness, absences, and notifying employees of low productivity.
Once a week or month, the manager will report to his boss on the work of the department, accompanying his conclusions with graphical reports provided by the StaffCounter server.
The director, himself, can log into his account on the data.staffcounter website and see the work of all departments of the enterprise. If he has questions about the department, he can ask them to the manager without distracting the department employees.
Such a system, on the one hand, saves the director’s time, and on the other, eliminates direct contact between the director and department employees, while maintaining a high level of control.
How can this be implemented in practice?
First of all, both the director and his assistant must have different accounts on the StafCounter server. Why not one? The director must have access to all divisions of the enterprise, the manager – only to some.
First, a department is created in the director’s office, then this department is placed under the supervision of the assistant. The manager connects employees’ computers to this department using his own email address, not the director’s email address. The account’s email address remains in the computer’s registry, in the Staffcounter folder, and it would not be good for the director’s email address to become public.
The service is designed in such a way that if the director has provided the manager with a department, then when connecting, the manager can use his email address, not the director’s. But the device will be connected to the department of the director, not the manager.
Therefore, a manager cannot be an assistant to several directors at once. It cannot have one department from one director and another one from another.
How much will it cost the company?
There will be only one paid account – this is the director’s account. The assistant account will be free. At the moment when the assistant takes control of the department, he is granted all the privileges of the director’s paid account: he can see screenshots, analytics, reports, and can also change the performance of programs and sites by moving them to others. categories.
If the director’s paid subscription ends, the manager stops seeing reports, as does the director. He will then inform the director about the need to renew the subscription.
In fact, the assistant service is provided by the Staffcounter server free of charge.
Can a manager have his own devices?
A manager may have his own departments with devices, but computers can be connected there either by ID when the device is already existing, or connected before the manager accepts an invitation from the director. However, if he has a free subscription, then analytics and reports in the manager’s own departments will not be available.
Will the manager see the decrypted data?
By default, when encryption is enabled, each account has its own encryption keys. In order for the assistant to see the director’s encrypted departments in decrypted form, he must first enable encryption in his account, and secondly, apply the director’s encryption keys.
To do this, the director opens the “Security” page in his account and exports the key file.
Sends this file to the manager, who then also imports it on the Security page.
Now the director can do something more important, and the manager will be responsible for discipline.