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Balancing Wellness Programs and Proper Data Sharing

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 10, 2014

HR pro Michelle Hicks writes for the Idaho Business Journal on the proper way to balance implementation of wellness programs at your firm while being mindful of employee privacy. While these programs offer many benefits both for the employees themselves and for the corporate bottom line, they also “ask employees to share information that is so personal that they may not even tell their spouse,” Hicks writes, “like their weight and their body mass index.” She then walks you through the important questions to be asking, information to be sharing and practices to put in place so that both employer and employee are protected.
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