Microchipping employees for greater work performance would be the ultimate micromanagement, according to Dr Lindsay McMillan, lead researcher and campaign director of a future that works at HR think-tank Reventure.

“Microchip implants are used to replace swipe cards or keys, but having one for work means your employer could have a digital record of all your movements,” said Dr McMillan.

“It is vitally important that workers don’t feel pressured to adopt drastic and invasive measures such as microchipping.”