Bad news for bosses
By Linda
Bad news for bosses wondering what their employees really get up to behind their computer screens. 2 percent of employees anonymously admit gambling online at work, a survey reveals.

And 2 per cent admit accessing pornography online at work.

The report found workers spend more than one entire workday (8.3 hours) each week surfing Web sites unrelated to work.

The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., and paid for by software seller Websense. Its conclusions are based on data from 305 employees and 250 human resource managers from companies with up to 38,000 employees.

And even though 25 percent of employees report feeling addicted to the Internet, only 8 percent of companies report any knowledge of workplace cyber-addiction.

In addition, 24 percent of workers reported shopping sites are the most addictive online content. News (23 percent), pornography (18 percent), gambling (8 percent) and auctions (6 percent) followed on the list of most addictive Web categories.

Perhaps most important for employers, the survey found many workers access addictive Web sites at work.

 
 
 
 
 
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