The browsing of social media services takes up an average of 56 minutes of the working day for more than 80 per cent of Irish employees, a report published yesterday claims.
Law firm William Fry, which compiled the report, said that even though 40 per cent of companies had imposed work-time bans on websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, employees were using their mobiles or other devices to get around the restrictions.
The report claims that 46 per cent of Irish employers do not have a social media policy in place, which the law firm said left firms open to internal disputes and potential litigation.
However, William Fry associate Catherine O'Flynn said there was a limited value to placing absolute restrictions on social media use by staff.
"Instead, companies should focus on defining realistic limits for access to social media in the workplace," she said.
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