The Kelly Global Workforce Index is an annual survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace from a generational viewpoint. Launched in late 2011, approximately 170,000 people from the Americas, APAC and EMEA participated in the current survey. Results will be published throughout 2012 on a variety of topics such as employee retention, social media and the highly virtual workplace.
TROY, Mich. (June 12, 2012) – The proliferation of social media, and in particular, the blurring of personal and professional networks is causing unease among workers, with almost one-third (30 percent), globally, now believing it is acceptable to use social media for personal use while at work.
Workers express serious reservations about the spread of social media into work. More than four in ten (43 percent) agree that it impacts adversely on productivity, with older generations and those in the Americas most concerned about the productivity impact. Almost half of today’s workers (47 percent) also express concern that mixing personal and professional connections through social media could lead to problems in the workplace.
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