We’re becoming increasingly addicted to measuring our own performance; how fast we run, how many steps we take, how much and what kind of sleep we get. Needless to say, wearable technology has enormous potential for businesses too; understanding employee data can help guide investment in many business areas including engagement, culture and training and development. But how can businesses manage the opportunity which their employee data can bring with the ethical responsibility of how, when and why it’s used?
In this podcast CIPD talk to Charlotte Rakhit, HR Manager at Profusion about their wearable technology trial and how it’s proved useful in her organisation. Dr Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Research Advisor at CIPD, also chats about the implications of wearable tech and employee data for the HR profession. And CIPD chat with Dr Richard MacKinnon, Insight Director at Future Work Centre about the opportunities for companies and ask, just because companies could use wearable technology, should they?
This podcast appeared on cipd.co.uk/podcasts/wearable-technology.