Employers are increasingly focusing on what employees are doing at the office besides working. The trend of companies monitoring employees' email and phone usage is continuing, according to the results of the most recent annual Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance Survey conducted by the American Management Association and the ePolicy Institute. The data shows that more than one-quarter of employers have fired employees for misusing email. Likewise, almost one-third have fired workers for misusing the Internet. Misuse of the Internet included viewing, downloading, or uploading inappropriate or offensive content (84%), violation of company policy (48%), and excessive personal use (34%). Employers use one or more methods of notifying employees about electronic monitoring and surveillance.
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