British workers use social networking to stay in touch

29-01-2009

British workers use social networking to stay in touch
A new survey has revealed that 64 per cent of employees use social networking sites to stay in contact with fellow workers who are not based in the same building.

The study, conducted by the Work Foundation and BT Global Services, also found that 16 per cent of people claim most of their friends are work colleagues.

A further 45 per cent said they use social networking and instant messaging on a daily basis and 12 per cent manage conflict using the technologies.

Royston Hoggarth, chief executive officer of BT Global Services UK, said: "Employees clearly thrive in businesses that embrace new technologies that encourage knowledge-sharing between colleagues, clients and business partners."

In other IT news, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services has said that teachers need to be fully trained in IT so that they feel confident when passing on their knowledge to pupils.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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