"Employees need to be aware of how much time they are spending online, regardless of the time of year," said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. "Most employers know that their employees may use some time during the workday for Internet shopping, non-work emails and other personal matters, but employees need to be mindful of whether their employer has specific guidelines in place restricting these behaviors."
General Internet Usage
More than one-in-10 workers (13 percent) said they spend one hour or more using the Internet each day for non-work related activities or research while at work. Workers are advised to limit their Internet searches to those related to work or to use their lunch hour or break time for these activities:
Workers are also cautioned about email content as nearly six-in-10 (59 percent) said they typically send non-work related emails each day. Sixteen percent report they send six or more personal e-mails during a typical workday.
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 2,457 hiring managers and 3,125 U.S. workers (employed full-time; not self-employed; non-government); ages 18 and over between August 17 and September 2, 2010 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset of U.S employers and/or employees, based on their responses to certain questions). With pure probability samples of 2,457 and 3,125 one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/-1.98 and 1.75 percentage points, respectively. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.
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