Fewer employers allow online shopping

Online holiday shopping may be gaining more traction every year, but Canadian employers aren’t buying it.

A survey by Robert Half Technology finds that 56% of chief information officers say they are blocking access to online shopping while at work, up from 32% last season.

Only 16% give their workers unrestricted access to online shopping sites, and 25% allow on-the-job online shopping but monitor activity for excessive use.

It’s important to know your company’s policy regarding online shopping during work hours, especially during the holiday season,” said Megan Slabinski, Canadian president of Robert Half Technology. “Being flagged as someone who spends a lot of work time on shopping sites is not in anyone’s best interest.”

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