What Do Human Resources Managers Think About the Employee’s Internet Usage ?

Öz Despite the many advantages of internet usage in organizations,in recent years misuse of internet in workplace has been seen as a potentially serious problem.This topic is also interesting for Turkey, which is a developingEurasian Country in e-revolution. Thus, theaim of this study was to investigate the current state ofinternet usage in firms from the perspective of humanresource managers and to try to find out their perceptionsabout non-work related internet usage, their internetusage policies, methods and applications The dataincluded in this study were obtained from 130 companywhich were ranked in Bursa Chamber of Commerceand Industry’s, “ 250 Top Companies in Bursa”Index. The results show that human resource managersperception’s regarding the employees non-limiting internetusage is positive, on the other hand descriptiveanalysis show that 77.6 percentage of the firms areusing monitoring software system in order to cope withnon-work related internet usage. Detailed findings andcontributions have been discussed.

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