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74% of remote workers fear employer monitoring
With millions of Americans continuing to work remotely, a new study reveals many are starting to fear “big brother” is watching. New research by Elements Global found 3-in-4 remote workers are concerned about their employer monitoring when and how much they work. Other highlights include:
- 76% of those using computers fear their boss monitors their communication
- More than half (53%) admit to deleting slacks or other messages so their employer couldn’t see them
- 64% have gone so far as to delete their browsing history to hide lack of productivity
A nationwide analysis of Google Search Trends revealed privacy and surveillance are among the top HR-related queries, followed by compensation.
You can take a look at the full report, including additional insights about what employees do and don’t feel comfortable reporting to HR.