Dutch workers distracted by social media
Almost half of Dutch employees are regularly distracted by online social networking. According to a survey from job placement website NationalVacturebank.nl, 48 percent of workers view sites like Facebook and Twitter several times a day at the office.
More than a quarter of those surveyed say the distraction comes at the expense of their productivity. Only 15 percent of respondents said that social media websites have no impact on their work.
The survey questioned 900 Dutch workers about social networking habits and office policy. It found that 39 percent of respondents had positions at companies with social media guidelines. Twenty percent reported such websites are blocked from office computers; 18 percent said strict social media protocol was in place. However, a majority - 61 percent - said the use of social media work is left to their discretion.
“Perhaps employers should pay better attention. Many employers still have little insight into the impact of social media at work,” said Mark Borgman from Dutch job site NationalVacaturebank.nl.
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