More Companies Create Policies To Discourage Cell Phone Use At Work

Friday, June 10th 2016, 10:06 am
By: News 9

As long as we're not doing it behind the wheel, texting, email and social media help keep us connected with friends and family. But more and more employers say smartphones are hurting their bottom line.

Seventy five percent of companies say at least two hours of productivity are lost daily because employees are distracted, and the biggest cause -- their smartphone.

Workers surveyed by CareerBuilder say they mostly use their phones at work to keep in contact with friends and family. Some say it's easy to get sucked into social media while others say it's simply hard to stop. So more companies are putting policies in place to discourage cell phone use on the job.

Workers at one company can be given an official warning if they are seen multiple times using their phone for personal use that is interuptive, distracting or effecting productivity.