Sharing Password With Immediate Boss In Human Resource Department - CiteHR
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Dear All
Can HR professional share his/her desktop/office email password with his/her reporting boss ? I have noticed about sharing password with reporting boss in small or medium size organization but don't know about big organization. Is this right practice in HR field ?
Please advice on this.
Nimisha Jha

Dear Ms. Nimisha Jha,
I understand the criticality of an HR to share any password. HR always has the utmost valuable information/data stored and it is always against the protocol of sharing the same to "anyone". You exclaimed that its your immediate boss... you can share and at the same time there will be some adverse effects. It could expose your personal accounts as well to your boss
Did you ever try to check that why is your boss instigating on password?? May be in my notion, there might be lack of sharing of business information or communication.
Strive to check with this to proceed accordingly.

Dear Nimisha
It depends on the company culture and practice.
Its permissible in case of desktop/office email password; which in any case do not belong to the particular employee and once an employee resigns; these password/accounts are blocked and made inaccessible by the company IT deptt.
However, its entirely a different matter in case of personal email id's, professional networking sites such as CiteHR, LinkedIn etc. or social networking sites.
Exerting influence to an employee to give these password to one's superior is an invasion of privacy; encroachment upon one's personal life and infringement of one's rights.
Hope thee above clarifies the issue for you.
Warm regards.

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