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”