Lost producitivity calculator
The Internet is a great resource for business, but it is all too easy for employees to get carried away and spend excessive time surfing non-work related sites when they should be working. This can end up costing a business plenty in lost productivity as well as opening the company up to legal risks if the sites being visited contain inappropriate or illegal content.
Yet it's a problem that's easily solved by deploying a web filter that effectively restricts employee access to nasty websites and manages and controls access to sites that impact on productivity and organizational efficiency.
How much is idle surfing costing your organization?
Input figures relevant to your company into the cost calculator below to find out how much every week and year your organization could be wasting due to idle surfing.
These figures do not take into account business overheads, which for a typical business would double the final cost per week/year calculated below. The opportunity cost is not taken into account either- what should the staff member have been doing instead of idle surfing?
* In 2007 the average hourly pay rate in the UK was £12.50, in the USA $18 and in the EU €13.
** Research shows that workers in the UK spend an average 2 hours surfing non-work related sites per week.