Electronic Monitoring of Employees in the Workplace
Kelly, Eileen P., National Forum
In an April 2000 survey, the American Management Association found that more than two thirds of U.S. firms engage in electronic monitoring of their employees. As surveillance technology continues to evolve, workplace monitoring is expected to increase. The exact nature and extent of employee activities monitored by employers vary widely. Among other areas, monitoring can encompass e-mail, voice mail, telephone conversations, internet usage, computer files, location tracking, and video surveillance.
Existing company policies and practices regarding monitoring of employees encompass a broad spectrum. Some employers do not monitor employees at all. Others monitor selectively where …
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Publication information: Article title: Electronic Monitoring of Employees in the Workplace. Contributors: Kelly, Eileen P. - Author. Magazine title: National Forum. Volume: 81. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2001. Page number: 4+. © 1999 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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