‘Cyberloafing’ is an epidemic: Add teeth to your policy

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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.

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