That is the finding of a new report carried out by employment law specialist Bibby Consulting & Support, which has warned that a firm with 100 staff could lose over 16 working hours every day if each person checked texts and Facebook posts for just ten minutes.
According to a study by the organisation, the main issue is that through the growth of social media applications, employees are constantly aware of personal issues as a result of status updates and tweets and so are more distracted from their jobs than ever before.
Bibby Consulting & Support managing director Michael Slade said that businesses have an "extremely simple" solution to hand, as they can create and implement a social media and IT policy.
"Companies need to get tough and implement a strict policy. Having a comprehensive set of rules will help staff remain focused and so will drive up productivity. The good news here is that this can be achieved incredibly quickly and at zero cost to businesses," he added.
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Source: The Sales Director News