Is your boss watching you?
Everything from closed circuit television cameras, key-stroke logging to wearable devices can be used by employers to keep an eye on employees and to track their behaviour.
How many of us think we are being watched at work? The indications are that workplace surveillance is on the rise. Everything from closed circuit television cameras, key-stroke logging to wearable devices can be used by employers to keep an eye on us as employees and to track our actions and behaviour at work. The use of “people analytics" to shape the workforce is a big and growing area of business. Increasing amounts of data collected on workers is being used to make predictions about our behaviour in the workplace. But is this bad for workers and what is being done with the information collected about employees? Join Ed Butler and guests to find out more about how we are all being watched and measured at work - and what's being done with the information.
Contributors: Dr Phoebe Moore, Associate Professor, Political Economy & Technology, University of Leicester School of Business; Guest Research Fellow, WZB Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
Dr Ben Waber, CEO and co-founder of Humanyze
Ekkehard Ernst, Chief Macro-economic policies and jobs, International Labour Organization
(Picture: woman at work being watched through a computer screen. Credit: Getty Images)