Grinchy Bosses Crack Down on Holiday Shopping at Work
50% of American workers plan to holiday shop online while on the job this season.
Employees who do their online holiday shopping at work may be putting their jobs at risk, says CareerBuilder. Many companies monitor the use of the Internet and email, and some have fired staffers for inappropriate use of websites. “Most companies assume their employees use some of their break time on the Internet for shopping, checking social networks and general browsing,” says Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder. “But when it starts adding up, workers need to be aware of company policies and any potential consequences. With more companies limiting or restricting online activity, e-shopping season is as good a time as any to be mindful of our Internet usage at work.” The survey, which also shows increasing concern about the use of social media, should give workers reason to err on the side of caution. More than 4,380 U.S. workers and 2,695 employers took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.