Wearable technology, such as fitness trackers and smart watches, has become incredibly popular. According to Entrepreneur, over the next 2 years, more than 81 million adults are expected to be using these devices. And not just for personal reasons.
They can also help improve business and HR operations.
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How can leveraging wearable technology help improve employee satisfaction, performance and reduce costs?
Motion data, sensors and location-tracing functionalities can be used to encourage healthier lifestyles and increase workflow efficiency. Also, Salesforce found that wearables can enhance workplace security, employee productivity and communication.
However, many workers’ will likely have privacy and security concerns. So wearable technology at work should be optional, not mandatory.
HR leaders must be clear on what and why the data is being collected.
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