Filtering sites across the web is effective at keeping employees on task. As a result, it reduces security risks for companies.
But how much time does web filtering save organisations?
Online distractions not only eat into your working day, but also place companies at risk of security threats. Keeping your employees focused by locking down sites should be just part of your IT strategy. Website filtering can help your business in China.
Austin, Tex.-based networking company Spiceworks carried out a survey and examined the use in the workplace and the implications of restricting certain online sites.
It polled 645 respondents from organizations across North America and Europe in May 2018.
And if organizations do not restrict any internet activity? Over half of employees (58 percent) spend at least four hours per week, on websites unrelated to their job. This equates to 26 workdays per year.
Based on the average US salary of $45,812, these organizations are paying full-time employees approximately $4,500 per year to spend 10 percent of their time consuming non-work-related web content.
Productivity levels in the workplace can peak when social media is restricted on the corporate network.
If organisations restrict social media, what happens? Almost under one in three (30 percent) of employees spend at least four hours per week on websites unrelated to their jobs.
When organizations restrict one or more website on the corporate network? Even more of 85 percent restrict illegal and inappropriate sites, and 61 percent restrict online dating sites.
The survey showed that large organizations restrict the most internet activity. The most most commonly blocked social channels are Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram.
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