Most Employees Admit To “Workshopping" Over The Holiday Season

Survey finds majority of employees holiday shop on work devices.

November 21, 2019
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I think most of us are guilty of doing this at one time or another am I right? Shopping online while at work on your work computer or device? 

It isn’t always easy finding time to do all your holiday shopping, so why not just shop while your at work? 

According to a new Robert Half poll...

  • 52% of employees admit they are “workshoppers,” meaning they shop online at work using their office devices.
  • Half of employees say they workshop between 30 and 60 minutes per week over the holidays
  • 20% will do it more than an hour each week.
  • 44% of workshoppers say it hinders their productivity at the office.

As for how office feels about it…

  • 77% of tech leaders say their firm is okay with workshopping.
  • 52% prefer employees not workshop at the office
  • The top concerns of execs include security risks (59%) and loss of productivity (34%)

As for who is doing the most shopping at work..

  • Workers in Miami, Los Angeles and Phoenix are most likely to workshop.
  • Those in San Diego, Phoenix and Austin are most likely to feel it hinders their productivity.
  • Men are more likely than women to workshop (58% vs. 48%).
  • Working parents are more likely to workshop than those without children (62% vs. 39%)

When I look over these findings I think the one that jumps out at me the most is "men are more likely to workshop 58% to 48%!  Seriously? Who knew! ~grace