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Survey: Many Executives Uncomfortable Being Friended by Business Contacts on Facebook

8 Aug 2013 13:17 Africa/Lagos Survey: Many Executives Uncomfortable Being Friended by Business Contacts on Facebook

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's some "friend"-ly advice for those interested in reaching out to work colleagues on Facebook: Proceed with caution. More than six in 10 senior managers surveyed by OfficeTeam said they are uncomfortable being friended by their bosses (68 percent) or the employees they supervise (62 percent), up from 47 percent and 48 percent of respondents, respectively, in a similar survey conducted in 2009. In addition, nearly half (49 percent) of those recently polled prefer not to connect with coworkers on Facebook, compared to 41 percent in 2009.


The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees.
Managers were asked,


 "How comfortable would you feel about being friended by the following individuals on Facebook?" Click here for their responses.




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