Productivity in the Workplace Crashes as Online Shopping Soars
Online sales totaled $608 million dollars, up 26% from last year. According to theithacajournal.com, more and more people are "getting comfortable shopping online," and this year looks like a record setter in terms of online shopping.
Unfortunately, managers and employers whose employees enjoy Internet access will be paying for this explosion in e-commerce.
Year round, the estimated loss of employee productivity brought about by workplace Internet use costs American businesses $85 billion dollars a year. Much of that productivity is sucked away by employees who do everything from banking online to cruising personals, but the #1 pastime is online shopping.
Clearly, this time of year is an expensive one for business owners.
No wonder so many Fortune 500 companies rely on computer monitoring software. Computer monitoring software, like Awareness Tech's WebWatcher, allows managers and employers to keep an eye on productivity in the workplace, as well as to limit the risk of liability that has been linked to inappropriate Internet use on-the-job.
With an estimated savings of several thousand dollars per employee, purchasing computer monitoring software could be the best Christmas Present any business owner can buy for him or herself.