Majority of Employees Plan to Do Holiday Shopping on Work Time

However, more than half (53%) of technology decision makers said they prefer employees refrain from shopping online during business hours or using a company device.

Nearly two-thirds of professionals said they plan to shop online from work this holiday season, according to a survey by staffing firm Robert Half Technology.

 

However, more than half (53%) of technology decision makers said they prefer employees refrain from shopping online during business hours or using a company device, even though 76% said their company policy allows for it. Security risks (59%) and loss of productivity (35%) are the top concerns among tech leaders of staff using company devices for personal purchases.

 

When asked how often they expect to shop while on the clock, here’s how employees responded:

  • Only on Cyber Monday: 20%;
  • Once a week: 35%;
  • A few times per week: 36%; and
  • Nearly every day until they finish their lists: 8%.

 

Survey results are based on responses from more than 2,800 workers and more than 2,500 IT decision makers in 28 major U.S. markets.