Around one in five employers are monitoring, or are preparing to monitor, their employees performance while remote working during the pandemic.
According to a YouGov survey of 2,000 employers, commissioned by Skillcast, 12% of firms were already monitoring their staff remotely, while 8% were planning to implement monitoring in the near future.
Employee surveillance was more prevalent among larger companies, 12% of which were already monitoring their workforce, while 11% have plans to introduce monitoring.
Most business decision makers, who manage remote workers during the day, do not believe that remote working has made staff compliance any more difficult (60%) or led to costly mistakes due to miscommunication (67%)
Vivek Dodd, CEO of Skillcast, said: “While we’ve found that corporate decision makers are comfortable with their staff working remotely, they’re also making adjustments for improving employee support and compliance to support remote working for the long haul.”