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Right Now, You’re Paying 89% Of Your Employees To Download Porn, Search For Another Job And Infect Y

In a recent Wasting Time At Work Survey, Salary.com reported that 89% of employees admitted to wasting time at work every day, with some admitting they waste at least HALF of their 8-hour workday on non-work-related tasks. According to the research firm YouGov, 20% of employees are late to their jobs at least ONCE A WEEK. A study by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers found the average user checks their phone nearly 150 times per day. Add this all up and I’m amazed anyone gets ANYTHING done.

While no one would expect an employee to work non-stop without any breaks, I know that most CEOs would be disgusted by the enormous amount of time employees are now frittering away during paid work hours to indulge in online shopping, posting to Facebook, texting their friends, etc. The list is LONG of easy distractions in the digital world we live in. Even 30 minutes of this wasted activity per day adds up to 2.5 hours a week and 130 hours a year; and 30 minutes is easy to waste in 5- and 10-minute increments.

When employees indulge in any personal activities or “goofing off” and are not on their game, every minute they are being paid to produce is stealing from your organization. They wouldn’t think they are, but consider this: What client of yours would allow you to BILL THEM for 130 hours of work when no work was done? Not many. In short order, you’d be labeled a crook and most likely landed with a lawsuit. Or how about this: Would any one of your employees volunteer to work 130 extra free hours a week? That would land YOU in jail.