Are you shopping online at work today for Cyber Monday? According to the latest stats 2/3 of companies have given up trying to prevent their employees from shopping online at work.
With total holiday sales forecast at $617 billion, up about 4% over last year, online shopping will jump 16% (according to the National Federation of Retailers) — and more of those online shoppers will be sitting at their desks, especially if they work at tech companies.
The number of companies allowing “unrestricted access” to non-work sites has leapt 17 percentage points in just the past two years, and fewer employers bother monitoring for “excessive” web surfing. Altogether, about two-thirds (69%) have given up trying to keep people from shopping at work.