Paul Sellers, policy officer at the Trades Union Congress, made the comments after a report by IRIS Accounting & Business Solutions showed that growing numbers of firms are scrutinising the behaviour and productivity of their employees in a bid to cut costs.
This includes looking over employee timesheets and reconsidering purchasing decisions and expense claims, but Mr Sellers says that putting workers under pressure in this way is "unacceptable".
The expert said that employers which scrutinises their staff will find that they generate resentment, which could result in lower productivity.
He noted: "Employees often have great ideas about how to save money so the best approach is to involve and engage staff in these exercises, ideally through the union or workplace representatives."
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Source: The Sales Director News