UK employees 'think Facebook should be banned at work'

25-04-2008

UK employees 'think Facebook should be banned at work'
The majority of respondents to a new employee survey think that social networking websites are not appropriate for the workplace.

Ciao Surveys polled 1,000 UK workers and found that 66 per cent believe that use of such sites as Facebook and MySpace should be prohibited at work.

Younger people are less likely to support such a ban, with 42.1 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds saying they should not be used, compared with 78.7 per cent of over-55s.

And although more than half of respondents said they are members of social networking sites, only ten per cent admitted to using them on company time.

Meanwhile, a separate report from the Cranfield School of Management recently suggested that web 2.0 technology, such as Facebook and blogs, is underused by those looking to attract a younger generation of employees.

The study found that managers are still reluctant to accept social networking sites as a credible means of communication.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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