Now, companies using sensor badges to track employees' movements at work
Sydney, Mar. 15 : In a bid to monitor and improve productivity of their employees, a large number of companies are now using sensor badges.
The badges check workers' movement and tone of voice throughout the work day, recording how often they get up from their desk, talk to others or sit in meetings, reports the Herald Sun.
Bank of America used the technology a few years ago to monitor its call centre team, and found the people who worked closely with their colleagues and talked with others often were the most productive.
The company's human resources executive at the time, Michael Arena, said the badges picked up on things that engagement surveys could not. He said sensors measure actual behaviour in an objective way.