Data and Wellbeing

Much-pilloried retailer Sports Direct is not particularly renowned for its employee wellbeing practices. But in August, it emerged that it had been making some efforts in the area. Employees who began shifts in its warehouse were asked to press a button featuring either a happy or sad emoji; if they pressed sad, they would be asked whether they were sure about their decision. Press it again, and they would be called to see a manager to discuss their reasons for doing so.