Facebook workplace bans at record highs

James Richardson

Sales & Marketing Director | Co-Founder

Posted: 24 Mar 2020

Is your workplace one of many to restrict any use of social media website? 

You are not alone! A recent US survey of 1,400 CIOs of companies with 100 or more employees, showed 54% now completely block social networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. This interesting survey by Robert Half Technology, prides an interesting insight into employers perception of social networking. "Using social networking sites may divert employees' attention away from more pressing priorities, so it's understandable that some companies limit access," said Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology.



"For some professions, however, these sites can be leveraged as effective business tools, which may be why about one in five companies allows their use for work-related purposes." Sometimes Facebook bans may be a good idea. 

Australian workplaces are in a similar position, according to 3 mobile's INQ poll 55% of Aussie workers said their employers banned social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo in the workplace. Are Employers getting it right? Should they have a more holistic view of the social networking benefits? Only time will tell.

James Richardson

Sales & Marketing Director | Co-Founder

Working in the SEO industry for many years alongside some of Australia’s biggest brands, James started his online career running online Sports Fan sites, as well as cutting his teeth on several successful eCommerce brands and content sites.

Previously holding various senior roles across the Sales and Marketing teams for ASX listed companies, he went on to found Optimising with Daniel and is proud he has helped mould it into one of Melbourne’s leading SEO agencies.

When he’s not in the office he’s at home having pretend tea parties, or building a cubby house in the lounge room with his three young girls.

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