Biometrics in the enterprise: how organisations are tracking employees with wearables and beacons

How businesses are using biometric technology in the workplace


Employers are using more and more technology to track and monitor staff, from wearables for wellness programmes to biometric security for building access.

The rise of these technologies in the workplace provide clear benefits for businesses, especially HR departments, but also create serious privacy concerns regarding overzealous monitoring of employees which need to be weighed on a case by case basis.

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Here are seven of the most common use cases of biometrics being deployed in the workplace today: