Just what we HR people need, more reasons to fire employees (just kidding). Actually, I really liked this article.
Sarah Perez, the author of this article, explains:
Having been in I.T. myself for years, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to subverting I.T. policy to goof off at work. Why would I share this with the world? Because any I.T. manager worth their salt should know all these things already and how to combat them (if that’s what the company wants.)
And every company concerned with employee productivity needs to determine for themselves where they draw the line on non-worked related internet activities and take the appropriate measures they deem necessary for blocking, stopping, tracking, and monitoring employee web use.
Finally, remember: just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. If you really are slacking at work, people know. I’ve honored more than one request throughout my years in I.T. to monitor an employee’s activities on the DL and your I.T. guy probably will do the same. Proceed carefully.
I definitely agree!