Tuesday, March 24, 2009

He's looking at what?

Did you know that 75% of the people that access pornography everyday do this during the nine to five work hours? That's a shocking statistic. And what makes it worse is another number: 91%. That's the percentage of companies worldwide that have detected this type of activity on employee computers. Shocking! This trend has also been on the rise since 2001. Isn't there anything that companies could do about it?

If any company wanted to calm a hostile work environment, they could probably use something like SurfReconERT. This is one of those programs that let's the IT or HR employee in charge check for porn without having to see it. Which not only saves a lot of embarrassment, but a lot of time as well. Considering the jobs that I have had in the past where people and computers were together, I would say that this is a good solution for all businesses.


askcherlock said...

Great advice for employers. It amazes me that in this day and age people would have the nerve to do such things on an employer's computer. I used to work for a government agency, and believe me, they monitored every site we went to. It has to be work-related and that is only appropriate. Your point about a hostile work environment was well-taken. Precautionary measures should be in place.

Terri said...

I know. When I worked at a college campus, they knew to have monitoring systems and other ways to block inappropriate sites, but I really think that all companies should have something like that in place.