Employees use work time to shop for Christmas gifts

15-12-2008

Employees use work time to shop for Christmas gifts
Many employees use the internet to search for Christmas presents while they are at work, despite managers monitoring internet usage, results of a survey have shown.

Research by Careerbuilder found that 29 per cent of people use office time to look for the perfect gift while 43 per cent spend over an hour doing this, Employee Benefit News reports.

Around 23 per cent admitted to spending over two hours looking for gifts while 13 per cent let the activity take up three hours of work time, even though 50 per cent of managers check their employee's online activity.

Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder.com, warned that "employees need to be aware of company Internet policies, as more than a quarter of employers surveyed monitor workers' time spent online and sites visited".

Earlier this month Employers were warned that they can be held liable for the actions of their employees if they are under the influence of drink or drugs.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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