Cory Weinberg writes: “Workplace-management software company Kronos says it is expanding its software offerings to work with wearables that have tracking and communication capabilities for manufacturing and retail companies. They expect the companies to roll out the new software this year. The devices could have huge benefits for productivity and safety, says Bill Bartow, the company’s vice president of global product management. … It’s easy to see how this could quickly become annoying to workers or merely seem invasive. Sixty-six percent of millennials said they would be willing to use wearable technology if it allowed them to do their job better, while 58 percent of total workers were willing, according to a survey (PDF) last year by Cornerstone OnDemand. That still leaves plenty of people uneasy at the idea of giving employers a pulse on their every move.”

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