Employee data collection raises ethics concerns for employers

Valerie Bolden-Barrett | June 11, 2018

Employee data collection raises ethics concerns for employers
A sizable number of organizations (80%) use employee records and data to measure performance, according to a new study from HR Metrics & Analytics Summit. The study found that many employers also use employee data to measure turnover, retention, recruitment and engagement but that employees believe this is appropriate only to a certain point. Study results show that employees don't object to being monitored for work-related tasks, including business email correspondence and phone calls. However, 72% object to being monitored on social media, when interacting personally and while moving around the workplace. When asked whether they trusted their organization to protect their data, employees were nearly split in their responses, with 52% saying yes and 48% disagreeing.

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