Exclusive: Many tech workers would quit if the employer registered them

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Recreated from Morning Consult; Graphic: TAUT Visuals

According to the results of a new Morning Consult poll, shared exclusively with TAUT, about half of tech employees who today say they are not being monitored at work said they would quit rather than be submitted. facial recognition or have their employer record them on audio or video. .

Why is this important: Employers are experimenting with new methods to keep tabs on an increasingly remote workforce, including the use of video recording and facial recognition technology.

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By the numbers: The survey also revealed that more than half of tech workers would not take a new job in their field if the company used a surveillance technique.

  • About 7 in 10 tech workers said they believed their company wasn’t monitoring them at work.

be smart: Employers have the right to exercise some control in the workplace, especially over what happens with company equipment.

  • But in a tight labor market, employees can also vote with their feet on what they’re willing to put up with.
  • And the equation changes a lot when, as is often the case now, an employee’s office is their home.
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What they say: Speaking to reporters at the World Economic Forum last week, Tim Noonan of the International Trade Union Confederation decried increased surveillance of workers ranging from Amazon delivery drivers to those working from home.

  • “It’s out of control,” Noonan said.

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