New technology turns HR into Big Brother (Web Sight)

How far can employers go in this brave new world of time and attendance technology?
By Ann Macaulay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/07/2006

Time and attendance technology has advanced greatly over the past several years. Many employers use tracking devices that monitor how employees spend their time at work — including websites visited, e-mails sent, keystrokes made and how much attention they’re paying to their computers. There are web cameras that watch employees’ activities and global positioning systems (GPS) to monitor employees who are on the road. Increasingly, it’s becoming a part of the HR function to play Big Brother and keep tabs on employees. But how much of this brave new world will employees tolerate? The following websites explore the technology and its implications for HR.

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