Improved employee wellness ‘main benefit of workplace wearables’

But many are concerned about surveillance and hacking More than four in 10 (43%) British workers think the main benefit of workplace wearables is improved employee wellness. This was followed by improved health, cited by 41% of workers, and improved productivity (36%), according to the poll of 1,000 workers. Four in 10 (42%) workers thought stress monitoring was the most appropriate use of wearables, followed by the monitoring of physical health (41%), productivity (30%) and mental health (24%). However, many said they were concerned about the impact such devices could have on stress and mental health, cited by 49% and 43% of workers respectively. Half of employees said they are keen to feel the benefits of wearables in the workplace, however 67% said they were worried their adoption could lead to a “big brother” surveillance culture. Another 64% were afraid data from devices could be hacked. Excerpt from Health Insurance Daily, read the full article here.

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