A new study has brought into light the fact that almost half of UK firms are strictly against letting their employees’ access sites such as Facebook and Twitter from their work places.
This revelation was made by a research carried out by HCL Technologies in collaboration with Lewis PR.
The research also claimed that 63 percent of the staff that participated in the study admitted that they were strictly advised not to use social media sites from their work machines.
According to these participators, the main reason behind such de-motivating advisories could be the company bosses’ fear of having their reputations under question on these social networking sites, rather than any productivity related issues.
When asked about the possible reasons of banning these sites in work places, 45 percent of the employees admitted that their bosses were afraid of derogatory comments appearing about them and their firms on such platforms.
"It is quite remarkable that in this day and age, many employers are still putting their employees' interests as a low priority by not allowing them to use sites like Facebook," Vineet Nayar, CEO of HCL Technologies said in a statement.
He added, “If companies do not address this they could be at the mercy of corporate suicide."