Previous researched study show employees spend hours surfing the Internet and sending non-work related emails to co-workers, family, and friends. With millions of employees having access to their employer’s Internet, companies are seeing an increase in Internet usage causing potential legal issues and billions of wasted dollars. These issues have also caused loss in productivity and network crashes. To combat these major issues, employers have implemented monitoring technology to help deter employees from using company computer for personal business. Many of these employees are sometimes unaware they are been monitored and are concern with the lack of privacy in the workplace.
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If you thought the interview was done when you walked out the door you might be mistaken. In an age where people put their lives out there for people to see also comes the capability for unwanted guests to also see what goes on in your private life. Your social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter is intended as a place to post your thoughts, opinions, life events and not have it affect your livelihood. The idea of a place to feel more open and honest with anonymity is one that has come to fruition of the last ten years. With this newfound way of communication also comes a revolution in the workplace.
Funny commercial goes viral on YouTube! Company embarrassed when employee insults customer on Twitter feed. How do you want your company's brand to be thought of on social media? We live in an age where consumers are plugged into social media constantly, and this affects their purchasing decisions, perceptions and habits. Any business that wants to retain its image as modern and capable, as well as listening to its customers has to embrace social media, and its employees are the front-line troops in this task.
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As of late, companies are continuously searching for more power over their employees’ internet freedoms, penalizing employees in attempt to constrain and censor their posts. So why are businesses discriminating against potential employees based on their social media history? If the analytical data received via sites such as Facebook and Twitter positively contribute to the evolution of big businesses, why do companies penalize employees for their posts? In addition, what is credited as social media, what is its purpose, and why is it misused as a tool to evaluate employees? Companies and businesses should not penalize or limit workers for their posts on ... ... middle of paper ... ...“Stability and Change in Positive Development During Young Adulthood”.
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