French workers waste an hour a day on surfing: Study
PARIS (AFP) - French workers spend nearly one hour a day at the office surfing the Internet for non-professional uses, with Facebook and YouTube their favourite sites, according to a study published Wednesday.
The study found that on average French workers spent 57 minutes per day on the Internet for personal use, or 59 per cent of the total time they use the Web.
Conducted by Olfeo, a firm which sells software that allows companies to filter and secure Internet traffic, said the personal use of the Web by employees caused a 13.6 per cent productivity loss to firms.
Olfeo found that upon their arrival to work French employees like to consult news sites and catch up on social networks.