Are you communicating, or spying on your employees?

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2002

More and more employers are thinking about inviting Big Brother into the workplace as well as into employee’s homes, according to researchers from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. With the emergence of new monitoring technology, employers are now able to watch staff working (or not working) at their home offices.

It’s already being used in some big corporations like Nynex and Xerox in the United States and the technology could be making its way across the border.

“It (the technology) wasn’t designed for performance monitoring,” said David Zweig, co-author of the study