Are Employees Really Slacking Off More Now?


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Remember when employee slacking meant long conversations at the water cooler and frequent smoke breaks? Those were simpler times. Some studies suggest that digital distractions offer a whole new, more time-consuming and effective method of slacking in the modern workplace. But how damaging are such behaviors? Should they be stamped out entirely or maybe even permitted?

Here to discuss the current stake of employee slacking is Julia Kanouse, CEO of Illinois Technology Association.

HR Daily Advisor: Has employee slacking increased recently? If so, why do you think that is?

Kanouse: I do think that employees are slacking off more at work than they have in the past. There are a couple of key…


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