Surprising Social Media At Work Statistics [2021]: What Every Manager Should Know

By Chris Kolmar - Oct. 12, 2021

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Research Summary. While social media is often regarded as a hobby to be enjoyed outside of working hours, its usage is becoming more popular within the professional world. There are varied opinions on whether the increased use of social media in the workplace is helpful or harmful to productivity and employee satisfaction. After extensive research, our data analysis team concluded:

  • 77% of workers use social media at work

  • 45% of companies have no social media policy for their employees

  • 32% of workers report that their employer has regulations about how their staff presents themselves on social media

  • The average employee spends 12% of their working hours using unproductive social media applications

  • The average internet user spends 145 minutes per day on social media

77% of employees use social media at work

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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