One in five job seekers would turn down a job if it did not provide access to social media such as Facebook, according to a paper released by recruitment company Hays.
The paper, Tomorrow’s Workforce, says 44.3 per cent of Down Under employers believe that allowing staff to access social media at work will help retain them.
However 23.7 percent of Aussie employers still ban social media at work.Of those people who do access social media at work for personal reasons, almost half (43.7 per cent) bring their own devices to do so.
But 56.3 per cent do not, which means they are using the employers’ equipment for access, Hays says.Australia is also lagging behind many other countries in the uptake of teleworking, according to the report.
One report says 6 per cent of workers (or 650,000 people) have teleworking arrangements of any form with their employers.
Only 9.9 per cent of employers make telecommuting available to all employees, though 69.1 percent of organisations do make it available to “certain employees”.