Job hunting whilst on the job
14 June 2011
Three in 10 workers `look for another job while at work`, according to research conducted by an online recruitment company.
This adds up to 14m working hours lost to job-hunting each week, costing employers more than £250m.
The study of 2,000 employees found that around 16% spend more than 5 hours a week searching for a new job while at work. One in 4 has carried out a telephone interview for another job during work time, whilst others simply spend the time updating their CV. Interestingly, it seems that only one in 10 employees get caught by a boss or colleague.
Robust internet policies, that are regularly enforced through the disciplinary policy, could help employers manage the problem. However, if employees are in the middle of a redundancy situation, a little leniency would be advisable (within limits!) before starting any formal disciplinary process.
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