One of the most difficult decisions employers will need to make in the coming months is when to allow employees to return to the office (and how to protect them once they return). Learn what data you can collect from employees to make important decisions about reopening offices without violating employee privacy.
- If you're a manager … or setting policies for bringing employees back to work, … you're probably trying to figure out … what you can and can't ask employees about … to assess their risk to others. … So let's cover some basic principles to keep in mind … to ensure you bring back your workforce in a safe manner … that's also respectful of individual privacy. … So first and foremost, be transparent. … That means being clear, open, and honest with employees … about what you're doing with their personal information. … Tell them why you need it and what you'll do with it. … Communicate this in a way … that is easy for employees to understand … and to be able to access. … Now you may choose to do this … by creating a back-to-work policy … or sending a letter from the CEO, … or even discussing it at a company town hall. … Well, whatever method you choose … make sure you are clear, direct, … and committed to following through on what you say. … Second, keep the data you collect to a minimum. …
- Describe the risks of impaired privacy.
- Explain how technology can be used to track location and proximity.
- Describe precautions you should use when working from home.
- Explain precautions you should take before allowing your child to use devices with internet connectivity.