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Cyber Monday | Shopping on the Sly (Canada)

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Survey Reveals At-Work Shopping Habits of North American Workers and Corporate Policies

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Cyber Monday | Shopping on the Sly (Canada)

  1. 1. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. All rights reserved. SHOPPING ON THE SLY Survey Reveals At-Work Shopping Habits of North American Professionals and Corporate Policies from CIOs
  2. 2. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. Cyber Monday Deal-Seekers 2 49% of North American employees typically shop at work on Cyber Monday 36% have taken a day off to holiday shop Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 professionals in North America. Only the top responses are shown.
  3. 3. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. Professionals were asked: “Which have you done when shopping online at work...?” 3 Bought the wrong item: 5% Stayed late or worked from home in the evening to make up for time lost due to shopping: 13% Ignored a phone call: 11% Missed a deadline or forgot about a meeting: 6% Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 professionals in North America. Only the top responses are shown.
  4. 4. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. Workers Reveal What Devices They Use to Shop 4 Both: 24% Work-issued computer/device: 39% Personal mobile device: 17% Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 professionals in North America. Only the top responses are shown.
  5. 5. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. Professionals Reveal When They Typically Shop During the Work Day 5  On their lunch break: 64%  When they’re bored: 43%  While browsing online for something else: 35%  While spending time with their coworkers: 17%  During conference calls: 8%  During in-person meetings: 3% Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 professionals in North America. Multiple responses permitted. Only the top responses are shown.
  6. 6. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. Workers were asked... “Has your manager or IT leader ever discussed any policies or security issues around online shopping, or have you had any company training around IT security?” 6 Not that I know of: 15% No: 55% Yes: 29% Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 professionals in North America. Responses do not equal 100 due to rounding.
  7. 7. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. CIOs were asked... “Which one of the following best describes your company's policy regarding employees shopping online while at work? 7 Block access to online shopping sites: 33% Allow unrestricted access: 22% Allow access, but monitor for excessive use: 43% Source: Robert Half Technology survey of 1,400 North American CIOs *Other/Don’t Know: 1%
  8. 8. © 2016 Robert Half Technology. All rights reserved. For hiring and management advice, visit roberthalf.ca/technology 8

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