According to a survey by the recruitment agency MyJobGroup.co.uk, compiled in conjunction with law firm Irwin Mitchell, 40% of UK employees admit to criticising their employers on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Furthermore most staff had little or no idea of the legal implications of what they wrote online. Click here for the press release.
The report contains some surprisingly large numbers, for instance;
- 20% of employees admit to “lambasting” their employers online
- 53% would support disciplinary action against fellow employees sticking the online boot into the workplace