Is Facebook this generation's personal phone call?
A recent survey of "young" employees found that a third of them would quit, yes leave their employer if their workplace blocked Facebook. Granted, severe internet restriction could be indicative of other environmental problems but still, leaving your job based on browsing restrictions seems a bit extreme.Thankfully part of my day job takes me to Facebook so I can still see what's happening! Even if employers ban Facebook in the workplace, don't these kids have phones with the Internet and all of kinds of social networking web apps? There are so many ways to get around these website blocks it isn't even funny. My advice to employers: even if you do block some social networking sites, don't block Facebook. Facebook can be used to connect with others in the industry and used to make contacts which can better the company. Your employees may use it to find talent inside which you previously would have paid dearly for. If employees begin spending too much time online their performance should betray their addiction, and then you can deal with them just like you have for so many years.
Do you think social networks like MySpace and Facebook should be banned at work?