980CKNW The Jas Johal Show
Geoff Mason discusses the use electronic monitoring tools to assess the productivity of employees who work remotely:
On the employer side, it’s much easier to have some sort of monitoring policy in place if the employee’s been made aware of that at the outset rather than introducing it during the employment relationship. And likewise for an employee, it’s best to know what you’re getting into. It’s one thing to bring that discussion up with an employer, but whether or not it’s actually going to do much is another question. A lot of these policies apply equally to all of their employees so it may be difficult to negotiate – on a piecemeal basis – any kind of privacy or monitoring protection.
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