The changes that have been thrust upon employers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the speed with which employers have adapted to them, have undeniably transformed the world of work. Technology has been at the core of much of this. It seems hard to fathom now, but 18 months ago many of us did not know what Zoom was, and few had suffered “Zoom fatigue”, yet now video conferencing technologies are firmly imbedded in our working culture.
We have seen an array of new technologies rapidly emerge to seek to help employers meet the challenges of having a remote, or partially remote, workforce. Going forward, employers should carefully consider the adoption of new technologies that monitor employees or regulate how they work – the legal and reputational consequences of choosing the wrong technology, or implementing it poorly, can be significant.
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This article was prepared by Ben Harris, Senior Associate.