In a recent CROP poll carried out for the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, 10% of Quebec workers admitted that they’d be tempted to play online games at work from time to time.
This means that several hundreds of thousands of workers could be wasting valuable working time on this new source of entertainment.
Employers aren’t quite prepared…
Also surprisingly, as Loto-Québec is gearing up to launch its online games, the survey indicates that 37% of the respondents work for employers who have no policy on using the Internet for personal purposes during business hours.
“The proliferation of various technology platforms is increasing the risk of an abusive use of these communications tools. Online games will give employees even more opportunity to log on to the Internet for personal use. Employers will also have to deal with new management problems as well a decline in productivity. In 2010, a policy on Internet use is no longer optional for our organizations,” explains Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre President and CEO.
To learn more
Click here for the results of this CROP-CRHA poll (in French only).