This year, over 80% of businesses plan on tracking their employees' attendance records at work. Whether that is badge swipes, wi-fi connections, IP addresses or physical check in systems, the return to office is in full swing. We are breaking it down for you here!
80% OF U.S. COMPANIES PLAN TO TRACK ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR
"Eighty percent of companies will track office attendance, while nine out of 10 firms will offer incentives for employees to work at the office, according to a new report, which also finds that workers will suffer the consequences if they refuse to return to the office.
The majority of companies surveyed plan to use badge swipes (62%) to monitor attendance. Others expect to track attendance manually (50%), through Wi-Fi (50%), by using occupancy sensors (43%) or sensors placed under an employee’s desk (38%). “I think that companies will start to lose their top people when they realize that they're being tracked this heavily. It feels very Big Brother, and it's very micromanaging, and people don't like that,” says Julia Toothacre, a resume and career coach at ResumeBuilder.com. “I think [workers] will find places where they're valued for what they bring to the table versus their time in a chair.” Learn more
REMINDER ON THE LAWS AND ETHICS OF EMPLOYEE MONITORING
"Businesses try to improve productivity in various ways, including eliminating workplace distractions and automating processes. Surveillance and tracking software are other methods employers use to improve operations.
Employee monitoring technologies have become more prevalent in recent years, especially as the rapid growth of digital technology has streamlined surveillance platform use. However, workplace privacy is also a top priority. If you plan to use employee monitoring technology, it’s crucial to understand how federal and state laws affect it and the best ways to implement these tools at your business." Learn more