Over half of workers spend time at work booking their summer holidays.
This is according to research by recruitment website Monster, which carried out a survey last month.
The results show that 32% of workers are carrying out the whole process, from initial research through to booking the trip, whilst in the office, with 24% admitting to spending a ‘little bit’ of time doing so.
However, according to Julian Acquari, managing director of Monster, UK and Ireland, there is nothing wrong with taking a bit of time out whilst at work:
“Employees are perfectly entitled to spend their lunch time carrying out personal business, in fact recent research has shown that time spent doing non-work related activity on the internet or ‘e-breaks’ often has an energising effect and boosts productivity. However there is a fine line and employees should ensure they are not spending excessive time using the phone or internet for personal activities.”