Nicholas to discuss technological monitoring of employees
Is technological monitoring of employees good management or an invasion of privacy? Dr. Arlene Nicholas, associate professor in the Department of Business Studies and Economics, will explore this question during a McKillop Library presentation scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19.
The mass explosion of technology has created an entirely new way for employees to be looked at by their employers. For some, everything from cameras to social media accounts has been monitored and even used as the reason for an employee’s dismissal. Some laws do protect employees from certain forms of employer monitoring. But are these practices an invasion of the employee’s privacy or just good management practices for employers?
Nicholas’ research interests include generational studies focusing on Generation Y, e-textbook usage, learning management systems, human resource management, social responsibility and teleworking. She has presented papers at national and international scholarly conferences, and has been an invited speaker at international businesses and professional organizations. Her works have been published as a book, a chapter in a book and in scholarly journals.
Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.