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The trouble with data tracking

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Matthew Pearn

Canadian employers looking to track workplace satisfaction and productivity are taking inspiration from foreign companies that use personal data trackers and data analysis to improve employee performance.

However, employers looking to gain the benefit from such programs should prepare for workers raising challenges related to this new practice.

In Japan, Hitachi already runs an employee performance program called “Human Big Data.” Offices are equipped with stationary sensors that track the movement of employees who are required to wear data trackers throughout their work day.

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