We all know that our employers can read our work email and monitor our internet use at the office, but is there a line? One company suggests that monitoring your every move, conversation, and emotion at work could help increase …
It's not an uncommon thing for writers to incite the fear of an impeding Orwellian society in their audience — Big Brother's watching, the NSA is spying, Trump's trumping. But how many of us actually consider the day-to-day ways in which technology has double-crossed our assumed standards of privacy? Back in the day, it has been reported, Bill Gates was able to memorize his employees' license plate numbers to monitor when they came and went. But is such cranial legwork necessary when we've got the internet? Get ready to hit CMD + H: your boss may be watching you.
Big, open spaces crammed full of bodies with nothing to break up the sound of a workday frenzy: sounds great, right? While open offices seemed like a way to promote collaboration (and save money by putting more employees per square foot), the trend does have its drawbacks, especially if you're a bit more turtle than tiger at work. Here's how to cope when your privacy at work goes bye-bye.
Checking social media non-stop around the clock has probably become more of an addiction than a habit, sucking up valuable time and energy that you could be using to advance your career. Here are a few tricks for being more productive with your social media usage in the new year.
Yesterday, eBay announced that the encrypted passwords and personal details of all 233 million of its users had been compromised in one of the largest security breaches of all time. What does that have to do with you at work? Well, if you use the same password for multiple accounts, as many people do, this or any other hacking incident could expose more than just your personal information: it could compromise your accounts at work, leading to potential security threats for your employer and career fallout for you.
Are you using your own smartphone at work? If so, you're not alone -- by 2017, Gartner predicts that half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes. But what happens when you quit or get fired? If you're using your own device for work, you'll undoubtedly have months, if not years, of personal information on that phone -- including photos of loved ones, texts between friends, and other (very) personal information. You could lose all of that, along with access to your corporate accounts.
By now, most of us know that our employers are allowed to read our email. But what about the providers themselves? It turns out that the big tech companies like Google and Microsoft are probably reading your email ... right now. (Or, at least, their algorithms are.) The issue is whether or not you should care.
If you’re a job seeker, then you’re going to want to give this your undivided attention. Learn how a social tool called Persona promises to help you monitor your social media content so that you don’t inadvertently cost yourself a future dream job because of a careless post.
How would you feel if the entire company knew your salary, and vice versa? Recently, many companies have jumped on the “transparency” bandwagon. But is being too open and honest more harmful than it is beneficial to employee confidence?
All the hype about open workspaces is finally being refuted, thanks to a little study that found open floorplans to be detrimental to productivity. We’ll examine the facts to see how workstation “openness” results in many employees feeling exposed, rather than liberated.
Many professionals who lost their jobs during the economic downturn took any job that came their way to make ends meet, but now that the job market is taking a turn for the better, more people are looking to ditch their “in-between” jobs for a lasting career. We’ll take a look at how to be a clandestine job hunter so that you don’t get caught cheating on your employer.
Buried in our HR paperwork, most of us found (and promptly forgot about) a document outlining our rights regarding the use of our work-issued computer. In general, the bottom line is that we don't really have any: the computers the company issues are for work use. The question is, does that mean that the company -- or your colleagues -- should be able to go into your computer at any time?