So what do employees search for at work? Well... House hunting, job hunting and wedding searches top internet use while at their keyboards.
ScanSafe, a web security firm, just released a report whose findings include data that reveals interesting differences in workplace Web use in the UK and US to search for a job, find a home and plan a wedding.
"More than one in 50 Web pages requested by employees while at work were house hunting or job search web sites."
Here are some other details about the report;
- Workers in the UK are six times more likely to use the Web to visit estate agency sites to buy or rent a home than their US counterparts. In total, the company processed approximately 72 million Web requests for house hunting related sites in August.
- US workers are six times more likely to use the Web to look for a new job than their counterparts in the UK. The company reported it processed approximately 3.5 million Web requests for job search sites in August.
- UK workers are twice as likely to visit wedding-related sites during the work day as US workers.
"Getting married, finding a job and looking for a home are three major life-changing events and it's interesting to see how these impact work habits between the two cultures," said Eldar Tuvey, CEO and co-founder, ScanSafe. He added that the differences in Web usage to find a home, for example, may reflect the recent cooling-off of the US housing market.
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