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Workplace wellness

Quest Diagnostics VP talks boosting worker health without invading privacy

October 27, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Employers are in the business of supporting employee health. According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2022 Employer Benefits Survey, nearly half of employers consider wellness benefits a significantly important offering. But striking the balance between helping employees without […]


News

German Authorities Have Called for a Data Protection Law for Employees

July 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

On May 4, the German Conference of the Federal and State Data Protection Authorities (DSK) published a call for an Employee Data Protection Act. As a reminder, in Germany, data protection is organized by state. There are state data protection […]


Research

Steps to Take Before Installing Video Surveillance at Work

July 5, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Question: We plan to install security cameras in the production area of our nonunion food packaging facility because of an increase in damaged product and safety incidents. Can we post signs at all entrances stating surveillance cameras are in use, […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Monitoring Employee Social Media

June 2, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Social media is ubiquitous. With our use of social media at an all-time high, employers must take extra care to protect company information. In a world in which employees are live streaming their “everything” on social media, employers must determine […]


Research

How health information privacy laws apply when reopening the workplace

May 23, 2022

Via: HR Dive

From asking about potential symptoms to vaccination status, the share of employers collecting health information from their workforces has grown. The trend is drawing concerns from some management-side attorneys amid the reopening of physical workspaces. A March survey by Littler […]


Software

The Future of Biometrics in the Workplace

February 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

Biometrics have made regular appearances on annual “Next Big Thing” lists for a couple of decades. But the technology has never quite taken off the way people expected. Certainly, there are industries that make heavy use of biometrics. But other […]


News

NLRB Wants to Shield Employees’ Personal E-Mail Addresses, Phone Numbers

July 30, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Continuing its quest to roll back rules put in place during the Obama era, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing ending a requirement that employers turn over available employee personal e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers to union […]


Workplace wellness

Must You Tell Employees When You Are Surveilling Their Devices?

October 31, 2019

Via: Workforce

It’s unusual these days for an employee not to have a device issued by their employer, or on which they can access their employer’s information — cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other computing devices. Conventional wisdom (California notwithstanding) is that […]


Research, Software

Should Employee Activity Outside of Work Affect Their Employment?

January 26, 2018

Via: Spark

An employee discipline policy helps address misconduct that takes place during work hours — but what about activities that occur outside of work? Can you legally terminate an employee based on conduct that takes place outside the workplace? The short […]


Research, Software

Mitigating Big Data Security Risks: An HR Perspective

July 5, 2016

Via: Spark

Many organizations are now embracing the curation of big data to enable strategic decisions based on statistical fact rather than intuition — and that includes HR decisions. Because big data could be a big part of HR departments for years […]


News

Workplace wearables remain a potential privacy challenge

May 24, 2016

Via: HR Dive

Wearables such as the fitness trackers and smart watches continue to find their way into the workplace, mainly as a way to measure factors such as productivity, employee health and even lifestyle. With their rise, the issue of collecting employee […]