Can my employer read my emails and chats?
How do they know I’m working and not just spending time online?
Who has access to my online activity? And how exactly will they use this data?
These are all common concerns among employees. Especially for those who work from home. While employee monitoring is not new, it’s on the rise since the pandemic outbreak led lots of companies to transition to remote work. With that rise, comes an increase in discussions about trust, employee rights, and privacy.
Many companies began monitoring employees to manage remote staff and protect their data. But implementing Big Brother-style remote worker surveillance is counterproductive in many cases. Instead, clear communication and proper training will set you up for a successful and truly flexible work environment.
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