Big business concerned about internet misuse by staff

first_img Previous Article Next Article Half of Britain’s large companies are concerned about personal use of theinternet by staff during work hours. A survey by Continental Research shows that 50 per cent of businesses with aturnover of more than £5m are worried about staff internet access. However, levels of concern seem to depend on the size of the organisation,with only 19 per cent of medium-size companies expressing anxiety over webabuse, while just 11 per cent of small firms are worried. Despite the concerns of big business, only 16 per cent of all companies saidthey would go as far as to ban staff from using the internet altogether. The report also suggests that HR is being overlooked when it comes to theweb, as almost half of the 423 firms questioned have no company policy on staffinternet access. The majority of large firms, however, have a policy that typically limitsinternet use. Only 16 per cent of all companies with the internet offer no access tostaff, 18 per cent allow limited access during work breaks, while 23 per centallow open access to the web as long as it does not interfere with work. www.continentalresearch.co.uk Big business concerned about internet misuse by staffOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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