11/20/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/20/2019 00:22
Survey: 52% Of Workers Will Shop Online While On The Job This Holiday Season; 44% Admit Productivity Takes A Hit
- Employees in Miami, Los Angeles and Phoenix most likely to 'workshop,' according to study
- Phoenix, San Diego and Austin have the largest numbers of workers who said online shopping hinders productivity
- Half of tech leaders prefer teams not shop at all; security risks a top concern
MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 20, 2019/PRNewswire / -- The internet makes it easy to shop around the clock, and many workers will be shopping on the clock for the upcoming holidays. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology shows 52% of employees will be 'workshopping' - that is, shopping online from the office or while using a corporate device. Of those respondents, 44% admitted that surfing for deals hinders their on-the-job productivity.
In a separate survey, 77% of technology leaders said their firm allows 'workshopping,' but more than half (52%) prefer employees abstain from the activity. Security risks (59%) and loss of productivity (34%) were cited as the top 'workshopping' concerns among tech managers.
'The weeks leading into the holiday season can be particularly hectic for employees, so it's no wonder many are multitasking,' said Ryan Sutton, a district president of Robert Half Technology. 'Team leaders concerned with productivity and technology managers responsible for organizational security should review their company policies with staff before issues arise.'
About the Research
The online surveys were developed by Robert Half Technology and conducted by independent research firms. They include responses from 2,800 workers 18 years of age or older and employed in office environments and more than 2,800 IT decision makers in 28 major U.S. markets.
About Robert Half Technology
With more than 100 locations worldwide, Robert Half Technology is a leading provider of technology professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Robert Half Technology offers online job search services at roberthalf.com/technology. Visitors can also request a copy of the Robert Half Technology 2020 Salary Guide.
SOURCE Robert Half Technology