Pokemon Go can potentially affect business productivity, but staff attendance management can help
The Pokemon Go gaming app has quickly become one of the world’s most popular smartphone applications, but its mobile nature is likely to have a significant effect on staff productivity. This is specifically the reason why some companies have decided to ban it altogether during working hours, while others are looking at various ways of preventing the app from affecting productivity without imposing such harsh restrictions.
Pokemon Go is readily available for the two most popular smartphone platforms (iOS and Android) and delivers a very immersive gaming experience. This experience has proven so popular thus far that some major firms (including aircraft manufacturer Boeing) were forced to ban the practice during work hours.
HR experts believe that using the Pokemon Go app would actually fall within the same set of policies as using social media at work, which means that employers are well within their rights to approach this as a misconduct issue if their workers are wasting work time on the app.
However, the extent to which this become a misconduct issue is directly related to whether workers are allowed to use the app in work during non-working time, such as lunch breaks. Employers and HR teams can, therefore, remind workers that they shouldn’t cause disruption to others if they choose to use the app during clearly defined break periods and it would also be acceptable to limit workers to only using it outside of the building.
Staff attendance management and clocking systems – the perfect solution for enforcing policies regarding break times
The best way to enforce such policies is to make sure that employees physically clock out and step out of the building. This is specifically where the Tensor WinTA.NET Time and Attendance suite can help, as it can provide relevant information to managers in a fast and easy manner.
Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.
If you’d like to find out more about the range of workforce management and Time and Attendance solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.