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Employers ban Facebook at work

By Lauren Myatt

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Despite many companies using Facebook marketing as a way to attract more business, the results of a survey revealed yesterday in the Telegraph revealed half of all employers ban Facebook use during work hours.

The results compiled by 2,000 participants for HCL Technologies revealed the employers were concerned over the reputation of their businesses if employee’s’ spent their day using the social networking site.

Chief executive Vineet Nayar said: ”It is quite remarkable that in this day and age, many employers are still putting their employees’ interests as a low priority by not allowing them to use sites like Facebook.

”While we always advocate responsible use of social networks in the office, banning them outright will impact employees’ approach to work in a negative way, having a detrimental effect on the business as a whole.”

Much research has been conducted in the past that has actually championed Facebook as a motivational tool for staff saying that they become more productive as it boost morale and aids performance.

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