Modern Technology examines all activity of Employees
In the modern world, however, the employee monitoring is not restricted to the life and death situations, such in hospitals patients care and safety. The business enterprises all across the globe do surveillance on employees in various ways in order to improve the work rate. The contemporary technology can measure even the keystrokes of keyboard pressed by the employees and the moments when the keyboard of the cell phone, windows, & MAC devices remain idle. Employer even filters the websites by adding the keywords to bloke websites that are not related to work. They are checking even the emails of the employees and social networking apps messages and logs to make sure that they don’t contain an inappropriate and proprietary content. Indeed we can arguably say that employers can track every single activity of employees in many ways. They track working hours with security badges, fingerprint scanners, location is also be tracked via GPS, and employees activities captured by placing the cameras right on their heads.
“Every kind of surveillance takes place for every kind of reasons” Lewis Maltby, President of the National Workrights Institute in Princeton, N.J. said that. “Practically all companies conduct monitoring, he added.
What Sort of Systems do Employers Use to Track Employees?
Employers have to use different sorts of equipment in order to track the activities of employees. They use sensor technology in order to know what employees exactly do during shift, they use real time location systems, they use GPS systems, they place cameras in the workplace, they use electronic equipment to listen to the voices and dozens of other tracking systems, ultimately a heavy investment have to made by the employers to track the activities of the employees.
Now it is clear that employees can track all the activities of employees by placing such type of expensive equipment. The question arises that whether they should monitor?
The Legalities of Employee Monitoring
In spite of the fact that, employers have right to track their employees on the job, but there are certain legalities which employers have to follow and the laws vary state by state.