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Bosses irked by excessive staff tweeting


By John Glenday | Reporter

April 3, 2012 | 1 min read

A growing band of Britain’s bosses are expressing irritation at the increasing predilection of their staff to squander man hours on social networking sites such as Twitter.

Their concern is reflected in a new report, published by Deal Jungle, shows that nearly half of all business owners have expressed concern about the amount of time their employees spend tweeting, with 15% admitting they are “very concerned” by the practice.

The survey found that 63% of the 500 staff polled spent a brief amount of time updating their personal Twitter feed whilst a hardcore 13% gamely confessed to spending more than 45min on the platform.

A Deal Jungle spokesman told the Telegraph: “Nobody likes to admit that they are slacking at work, so this figure may be much higher. Therefore it is very difficult to place an exact figure on the amount of time the average worker spends on twitter.

“A conservative estimate from our research would be, generally speaking, 20 minutes is lost per employee per day to twitter. For a relatively small company with 30 employees this equates to a loss of 50 hours a week.”


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