Want to work in the comfort of your pajamas and eliminate your stressful commute? These are just two of the many perks of being a remote worker. The downside is loss of communication between boss and employee. How do we ensure the telecommuters are working the hours they say they are? A CIO article by Christina DesMarais addresses these concerns and suggests 6 different tools that bosses can use to track what remote workers are doing. Everything from face-to-face communication to project management to tracking expenses can be done long distance.
Some of these tools have monthly or even daily fees. Others, such as Google+Hangouts, are completely free. Don’t judge by the price. If you’re concerned about how much the tool will cost you, most have free trials or a minimal package, allowing you to try the tool with just a few employees before expanding to more.