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Are they sitting comfortably? (workplace surveillance), IN People Management, Oct 2018, pp34-37

Looks at concerns about employee monitoring, particularly in the light of emerging technologies. Notes that the growing market, which monitors everything from number of keyboard strokes, social media usage, movements around the office, file transfers and instant messages, is pushing the acceptability of technology and there are no barriers so long as employers are clear about how and why they are implementing such surveillance. Reports that health and safety attributes of monitoring technology are beneficial for remote workers and those in industries like mining, but the potential to cross ethical boundaries is a key concern, especially in relation to the psychological contract of work. Explains that employers must be specific about the terms and conditions under which they monitor staff.


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Burt, Emily
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