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Nicholas presents ‘Technological monitoring of employees: Good management or invasion?’

Technology has given employers a variety of new ways to keep tabs on employees, from monitoring with cameras to monitoring social media accounts and more. Sometimes, the information gathered provides reasoning for an employee’s dismissal.

While some laws protect employees from certain forms for employer monitoring, Arlene Nicholas, associate professor and director of Salve Regina’s MBA and MS in management programs, will discuss whether these practices are an invasion of privacy or are simply good management practices. Her presentation will be given from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19 at McKillop Library.

Nicholas is coordinator of the business administration major and sports management minor. She has presented papers at national and international scholarly conferences, and has been an invited speaker at international businesses and professional organizations. Her works have been published as a book, a chapter in a book and in scholarly journals. Nicholas is active in community work and organizations such as the Newport County Co-op Mentor Group, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Social Enterprise Greenhouse and Aquidneck Land Trust. Her most important work is with students developing and encouraging their business, community and life skills.