The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Competence Centre Future of Work and UNI Europa published together the new report “Algorithm Management: Awareness, Risks and Responses of the Social Partners” carried out by Barbora Holubovà, Researcher at Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) in Bratislava/ Slovakia.
The use of algorithmic management (AM) practices by employers is widely spread, still many workers are not aware of the use and the risks of AM tools. These are mainly used in the hiring and recruitment process; for performance management and everyday working decision making. In general, AM is a diverse set of technological tools and techniques to remotely manage workforces, relying on data collection and surveillance of workers to enable automated or semi-automated decision-making.
In the survey launched by UNI Europa and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, nearly 1400 workers from different countries provided feedback on their experience with AM tools. Almost all respondents have been trade union representatives or regular members of trade unions, one-third from the telecommunication sector and two-thirds from private companies. The survey raised questions such as:
The report summarizes the survey results and provides recommendations for trade unions on how to address the challenges of AM at work.Algorithmic-Management-Study_Sep2022
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