Technology has revolutionized the world in so many ways, but with new tech comes new challenges for businesses. Currently, one of the ethical challenges facing businesses, both small and large, revolves around employee data collection and analytics. Because of the advances in both data collection and analytics, information can now be discovered easier than ever before.
For those unaware, many businesses have begun collecting and analyzing employee data for reasons other than fighting potential employee lawsuits. On the most innocent end of the spectrum, employers are using data analytics to improve overall employee morale. However, on the other end of this same spectrum, some employers are using employee data analytics to make discriminatory hiring decisions. When it comes to collecting and using employee data, where the line should be drawn has not been well established, either by law or societal standards.