According to a new study from Kelly Services regarding social media in the workplace, 53 percent of people polled in the Americas region think that checking Facebook and other social media websites hampers productivity at work. The study also revealed how different generations interact online.
While Facebook generates less than a billion a year in revenue, it’s impressive just how much use of the service costs employers each year. One company has calculated that use of social networking sites in general (of which Facebook makes up the vast majority of usage) cost employers upwards of $2.25 billion each year in lost employee productivity. It’s forcing many companies to question whether or not to ban the site all together.