There are many online businesses these days. Some regular businesses have even transitioned into complete online business and removed their actual office. While it is more practical to have an online business, communication seems to be a problem most of the time. Dealing with your employees whom you don’t see face to face is quite a challenge.

There are times when they tend to procrastinate and not finish tasks on time. You want to talk to them personally but you can only do so via emails and online messages. You also don’t want to unjustly fire all of them or else your business will be left hanging. There is one option though – not giving them complete pay.

You can do it as long as you can prove that they have not done what they were supposed to do. The best way to do it is by using Time Tracking Software.

This allows you to determine if they really are working at a time when they are supposed to work. You will also know what they have done during any given period. There are even some instances when you can randomly check if they are doing something else while they are on the clock.

This might seem very harsh, but this is the best way for you to determine whether or not they are doing their jobs effectively. You can easily deduct their wages if they have been irresponsible, and if they keep repeating the same problem, you just fire them.

You need team players

The success of online businesses depends on employees being team players. If they care about the success of the business, they will do their share. They will be more responsible with their time. They won’t procrastinate. They will also be passionate about seeing the business grow. Of course, these are the types of employees whom you won’t have second thoughts about rewarding. You can just pay them a higher amount next time or give them a bonus pay. This could also serve as motivation for others who are not doing what they are supposed to do.

This is tough, but effective

It might seem very tough for you to use time tracking software for your employees. However, you need to understand that this is the only way for you to get things done. You have no other means of talking to them or telling them to be more responsible. Most of these online workers also work on a part time basis. Therefore, you need to be tough since this could negatively affect your business, if they are not responsible. Most of all, you need to let them know why it is being done right from the start.

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