Most New Zealand employers have no social network policies

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||Last Updated: 11/09/2010

The majority of employers in New Zealand don't have any policies in place to regulate the use of social media websites in the workplace, according to a new survey.

The survey of 520 New Zealand companies by staffing firm Manpower found 67 per cent don't have have a policy to regulate the use of social websites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Of employers with a policy in place, 76 per cent said minimizing productivity loss was the top benefit of the policy.