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Bosses: Clarify Employee Rules for Workplace Online Christmas Shopping

Employers need to clarify their policy on acceptable staff internet use – that’s the message from HR experts as analysts forecast record-breaking online sales on 29 November. Online consumer comparison site Kelkoo has predicted that so–called "Manic Monday" will be the busiest day of the year for online shopping – with web sales reaching £22.4 million per hour. However, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) senior public policy adviser, Ben Wilmott said that employers should be aware that their staff may be using work time and resources to do their Christmas shopping online. “The key thing is for employers to have clear policies on internet usage and to be consistent. We recognise that people often find it difficult to balance the pressures of home a... »