Pokemon GO presents challenges for employers

But risks can be managed effectively: Experts
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/06/2016

Pokemon GO, the mobile game that’s sweeping smartphones of the nation, has seen a meteoric rise in popularity. And just as the game has blurred boundaries between public and private space, it has also blurred boundaries between work and play.

Many employees are taking the mobile game — among others — to work with them, and that has the potential to create issues for employers, according to Erin Kuzz, founding member of law firm Sherrard Kuzz in Toronto. 

Chief among the risks are safety and security concerns, and productivity challenges, he said.