Employee-tracking software has been around for some time, but the old systems were clunky, had to be locally installed, and the data couldn’t really be shared. Plus, workers had to enter tons of information every time they logged in to keep the system updated.
New systems remove all those complications by operating much like the social networking sites most employees already use. Proponents of the systems say companies can benefit by being able to do things like project hiring needs by looking at how long employees stay on a project.
Others say it helps by tracking employee utilization by better understanding how their time is spent, or where they go when they say they are “going to visit a client.”