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Wearable technology: A Pandora’s box of HR evils?

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wearable technologyThe wearable technology revolution affects a host of seemingly unrelated employment law issues.

Software company Salesforce recently released a survey showing that 86% of American companies plan on investing in some form of wearable technology over the coming year. Additionally, 40% are planning to use wearable technology to monitor employee time-management and real-time employee communication. Early data suggest wearables are making a positive impact.

According to a Rackspace survey, workers who use wearables are 8.5% more productive and 3.5% more satisfied with their jobs.

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Wearables come in many forms, from watch-like wristbands that behave like GPS devices to helmets that overlay the employee’s field of vision with valuable information that assists the worker in performing a variety of tasks.

For example, Amazon uses wearable GPS technology to help warehouse workers find the quickest route to the item they are ...(register to read more)

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