Employers wary of social media

55 per cent of employers monitor employees’ web usage: Survey
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/09/2010

A majority of employers are worried about the amount of time employees spend on social media sites and have developed policies governing their use of these sites, according to the latest Pulse Survey.

Sixty-five per cent of respondents say employees’ use or abuse of social media has garnered “some” or “a fair bit” of attention in their organization, found the survey of 777 Canadian HR Reporter readers and members of the Human Resources Professionals Association.

Nearly as many respondents, 60.2 per cent, are at least somewhat concerned about how much time employees spend on social media sites at work and 60.5 per cent have developed a policy or position on employees’ use of these sites at work.