The bad news: Up to 80% of employees’ time spent on the Internet has nothing to do with their work. Worse news: Having just a policy won’t deter them.
That’s the findings of Kansas State University researchers, who found that younger employees have a tough time grasping the concept that social networking on company time is unacceptable. For policies to be effective, the researchers said, employers must follow up with spot checks and discipline.
- Employers crack down on social media abuse
- Handle supervisor harassment with a good policy, timely investigation and independent review
- The HR I.Q. Test: April '08
- Act fast to stop any potential retaliation against worker who complains about bias, harassment
- What should we do about email still on former employee's company-issued cellphone?