Thanks for letting me rant a bit yesterday. Impossible to resist, I will carry it a bit further with a rehash of an article presented from the Orlando Sentinel. Hope you enjoy…
More then half of U.S. employers have fired employees for misuse of e-mail and the Internet, according to a recent survey of more than 300 companies.
Breaking that down:
28 percent of companies have fired workers for e-mail abuses, ranging from inappropriate or offensive language to breach of confidentiality rules.
30 percent of companies have fired workers for Internet abuses, ranging from either downloading or uploading inappropriate or offensive content to excessive personal use.
66 percent of employers monitor Internet connections, while 43 percent monitor employees’ e-mail, according to the survey by the American Management Association and The ePolicy Institute.
Only two states, Connecticut and Delaware, require that employees be notified of such monitoring.
Source: Orlando Sentinel, March 12, 2008
Danny Huffman, MA, CPRW, CPCC, CEIP
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