Employee reward and recognition programs are phenomenal resources for motivating workers and inspiring greater passion on the job.
Employee reward and recognition programs are phenomenal resources for motivating workers and inspiring greater passion on the job. The technology makes it easier for managers to track employee performance and acknowledge achievements. With programs that are designed to tailor reward offers to workers' characteristics and preferences, it's not uncommon for leaders to collect a fair amount of information about employee demographics. Some of this data is sensitive and protected under regulatory guidelines, so it's critical for organizations to choose HR software that keeps private information secure.
Citing Oxford Economic's "The Digital Transformation of People Management," Jen Cohen Crompton, Business 2 Community contributor and CEO of Something Creative, explained that more than half of HR professionals are concerned about information security, especially as mobile technology becomes more prevalent in the corporate environment. These considerations apply both to data security for the resources that employees use as well as programs that contain information about workers.
A string of recent data breaches point to the danger of exposing sensitive employee data. For example, Coca Cola recently experienced a massive breach, which compromised the personal information of around 74,000 employees, according to the Wall Street Journal. With the threat of data breaches on the rise, it's imperative for companies to make sure their systems are protected, including by using employee reward programs that offer adequate protection.