The work-life balance is tough in many workplaces today.
But a new report from the University of Waterloo suggests that many employers aren’t keeping their workforces safe.
According to a new study by the University, just 4 per cent of employers surveyed said they have enough staff to conduct a “virus-testing center” at their workplace.
While that’s a small percentage of employers, it represents a worrying trend in Canada.
The study looked at three different workplace environments — an online survey, a focus group and a job-searching experience — to get an accurate picture of workplace security.
Here’s what we found: 2 per cent didn’t have a workplace with a workplace safety plan that included the words “viral testing center.”
It’s also important to note that the survey was done online and didn’t include interviews conducted with workers at the workplace, so there’s no way to know if the survey results reflect the actual workplace security plan in use.
But in general, the survey shows a high level of misunderstanding about the role of personal information in protecting employees.
One respondent in the online survey said the most important security measure for employees was to keep their personal information private and secure, while another said that personal information is often “a liability.”
A third respondent said they had an issue with people knowing their passwords and the company had no way of telling if a person’s password was compromised.
In a focus-group, workers reported a range of experiences with the workplace.
The majority of respondents reported having to deal with the need to get access to their personal data.
One employee reported having a personal security plan that was too complex for her and the rest of her team, while a third said they did not have a plan.
In the online test, about 80 per cent reported that they have their own security software, but only 40 per cent had a software that could manage the software on their own.
More than a third of respondents said they didn’t use a software to manage their own personal data, while about 40 per.
reported that their software did not keep their data private.
More employees said they felt pressured to use their personal passwords for personal accounts, and nearly one in five workers reported having their passwords compromised.
And only 29 per cent were confident they had passwords in good working order.
In their focus-groups, about a quarter of respondents also mentioned having issues with the use of passwords in the workplace: The majority said they would like to use passwords to authenticate with their work email, and a significant minority said they use their passwords to protect their bank accounts, their health records, and other personal accounts.
Employees also expressed concerns about the use and abuse of personal data by third parties, and about the privacy of their personal social media accounts.
The survey found that employees felt they were being told the truth about the scope of the problem, but that the media and the public often misrepresent the issue, and don’t take the time to address the problem properly.
A further issue, according to the study, is that there’s not enough transparency about how data is collected and stored and shared in the data center, and how the information is shared with other organizations.
Many people believe they have a right to access and share personal information about themselves online, but the study found that workers were not told what the legal basis for the request was.
The online survey was conducted online between October and December 2016, and was sent to 6,000 participants across six industries.
In addition to the online study, the focus-groups also included interviews with employees at the two Canadian employers surveyed, as well as with people working in a focus groups conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
The companies included a health care IT company and a financial services company.
All six employers provided the survey with access to employees’ email addresses, which allowed for respondents to record the data that was collected and shared.
The focus-guests were given a choice of a free smartphone app or a subscription to a secure web-based security software.
The free phone app allowed participants to see their own email address, and the subscription allowed them to see the information that was shared with them, including their email addresses.
The participants who chose the subscription option also had the option to view their email and passwords from their own computer, but this option didn’t allow them to save any passwords.
The researchers asked respondents to provide their email address and password when they were completing the survey.
Respondents were asked what they thought of their email privacy settings, and when they asked whether they had received a password reset email, participants were asked whether their password was secure.
Those who said they hadn’t received a reset email were asked if they had tried resetting their passwords.
Only 12 per cent said they’ve tried resetning their passwords, and just 3 per cent responded they had never attempted to reset their passwords at all.
More respondents who had received emails containing personal information were asked about the amount of personal personal information they were sharing.
In some cases,