Data is power
HR departments hold a lot of personal information about the organization’s employees, from details of any medical conditions, through to salary and bank account details.  That’s why it’s so important to develop a culture in the workplace of respect for private life, data protection, security and confidentiality.

Taking care of employee records for good data protection practices has a knock-on effect of improving business more broadly – and in a very positive way, as Rightly (
www.rightly.co.uk) explains in its blog.

Collecting excessive information when monitoring employees must be done with care.  Don’t randomly open up individual workers’ emails or listen to their voice-mails to look for evidence of malpractice, this can be very invasive to your employee’s privacy, says Tom Andrews, founder and CEO of Rightly in his article “Handling Employee Data”
 
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