"53% OF STAFF SHOP FOR CHRISTMAS ONLINE WHILE AT WORK."
The Harris Poll for CareerBuilder.com included ~3.2k full-time employees and about ~2.4 hiring managers and HR professionals representative of all U.S. private sector industries and company sizes.
Two additional findings:
- ~23% have spent 1+ shopping for Christmas online while at work.
- 49% have used personal smart phones or tablets to shop (that's up from 27% in 2014).
All of this despite:
- 54% of organizations block employees from accessing certain websites from work.
- 35% of employers monitor the sites employees visit.
- 33% of employers said that even if performance isn't affected, they care if employees spend time on non-work related emails and websites.
- 11% of organized have fired an employee for Christmas shopping on the Internet while at work.
While employers are able to track employee conduct on company-issued electronic devices, many of those 53% of employees are using their smartphones to bypass being detected.
Pretty clever, no?
Commenting upon the data, a HR specialist notes that it's up to employees to "self-police" themselves. They should also schedule their time to make sure they're getting their jobs completed so that productivity isn't compromised while shopping online.
Q: Why aren't all of those employees thinking about that?
Or, if they do, dismiss it by rationalizing how the conduct doesn't
violate the eighth commandment?
A: Objective morality doesn't exist. Right and wrong are determined
simply by an employee "feels" about it right now.
Let the discussion begin...
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