Have you walked into the kitchen after your teenage son made a pb&j sandwich? You’ll likely find the countertop littered with breadcrumbs as I did. While messy breadcrumbs are part of life with teenagers in the house, breadcrumbs aren’t a good idea in remote employee management. Of course, I’m referring to GPS “breadcrumb” tracks and, more specifically, their small business use for verifying that remote employees are on-site working. We recently discussed how to track employees with GPS the right way and briefly touched on the topic of GPS breadcrumb tracking. In today’s post, we’ll explain what breadcrumb tracks are, and while it seems like a great solution – it’s actually quite messy.

What Do GPS Breadcrumb Tracks Really Tell You?

GPS breadcrumb tracking for mobile time clock apps records an employee’s location at clock-in and updates the location information throughout the workday. Some of these tracks are accurate, yet some may not be. The employee’s time card map will look like a Hansel and Gretel breadcrumb trail. But ask yourself the question – what is this breadcrumb trail telling me? The trail is not answering your most important question – is your employee at the job or not. This lack of clarity is a manageable headache with a few employees, but what if you have 25, 50? You don’t have time every day, all day, to babysit 50 employees!

Some employee time clock apps show you a live map of all employees at any moment of the day. Is that truly helpful? For example, let’s say you have 50 remote employees who serve 50 job sites. When you pull up a map showing all employees, what do you want to know? Of course, you want to know if your employees are at their job sites, not a random splattering of 50 pin drops. That’s messy. And it doesn’t tell you if your employees are at the job sites. You’re left to clean up the mess and figure it out for yourself. You need a more intelligent solution, one that cleans up the mess and tells you what you need to know. 

Employee Tracking Information You Need, How You Need It

Chronotek’s exclusive GPS Smart Tracks™ technology cuts through the clutter straight to the answers service business owners have – are my employees clocked in at the job site? Anywhere else is time theft. It’s all you need to know. We designed our GPS tracking strategy for intelligent business owners like you who don’t have time to clean up messy breadcrumbs. It’s the information you need, delivered how you need it. Give it a shot for 30 days free.

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Dennis Brady