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Making Privacy a Priority

May 1, 1996
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You have to strike a balance. As an employer, it's necessary to create a secure environment and avoid liability, but it's also important to create a positive atmosphere and one in which creativity and innovation can flourish.
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Nothing Personal

May 1, 1996
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Emotions and opinions run high when it comes to employer monitoring practices.
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PrivacyEntitlement or Illusion

May 1, 1996
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Employers have a right to information about their workers. Indeed, checking backgrounds secures safety, and monitoring activity promotes productivity. But workers, too, have a right and that's to privacy. Here's how you can achieve your need for information without sacrificing their dignity.
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Steering Clear of Data Minefields

May 1, 1996
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How can an HR department ensure data is accurate and that it isn't opening the door for a lawsuit?
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Opening Pandora's (Private) Box

May 1, 1996
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Once we've opened the door to say that any and all information about employees is fair game, how do we close it? There isn't much precedent that society will take the high road.
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Do Employees' Electronic Messages Spell Trouble for You

October 1, 1995
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Employee misuse of communication tools such as E-mail and voicemail can become an employer's problem. How can companies protect themselves without infringing on employees' rights?
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