Thursday, July 23, 2015

5 ways corporate HR departments monitor your movements — even when you’re not working

This is a well written article reprinted in Salon (originally in AlterNet) about the consequences of using a personal cellphone for work purposes, and of employees using social media -- both on and off company time:

It comes to no surprise to most people that corporate Human Resources departments work in conjunction with IT to monitor employee activities at the workplace. They monitor your movements with keycards and video cameras; they register when you log in and out of your work computer; and they even track your keystrokes, your email (including your personal account) and web browsing on their workstations. It can be argued that they have the right, as it is their equipment and you are on company time. However, more and more workers are being spied on and manipulated by Human Resources in more insidious ways, and they probably don’t even know it. Here are​ five.

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