Human Resources Internet Abuse And Thesis

Length: 3 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Education - Computers Type: Thesis Paper: #85833453 Related Topics: Human Resource Development, Human Resources, Human Development, Human Behavior
Excerpt from Thesis :

In order to rectify this situation, Price suggests better policies of Internet abuse.

Price's article has stunning implications for the human relations concept of training and development. In order to train employees and develop Internet abuse policies, management will have to consider the special nature of the matter. That is, while most employees would know that reading a book, doing their nails, or working on their novels on company time is wrong, they do not necessarily see using the Internet for personal reasons in the same light. Perhaps it is because they use the Internet to check personal information in short bursts. Perhaps it is because the Internet, like the telephone, is a communication device, so they feel as if a restricted policy is somehow trapping them or imposing on their constitutional rights. Further, just as most employees are permitted to make short personal calls on their office phones, they may feel that they can use the Internet just to stay in touch.

In order to deal with this problem, an effective training and development policy will teach employees that misuse of the company's Internet access is the same as the misuse of other company assets. An effective employee training program will show employees that the use of social networking sites, personal e-mail, and media sites on company...


Heathfield (2009) notes that a policy can be implemented when employees are confused about the way that they should behave. Certainly, this situation suggests confusion in many companies.

Combining this course of teaching with a training and development policy that instituted an affective monitoring system would be most effective. By installing a monitoring system, employees will know that the management is serious about the new policy. In addition, this will send the message that the company is being truthful when management relays the harm of Internet abuse to the organization. Effective monitoring, followed by discipline for those who do not abide by the new policy, can help to institute a new system of behavior in the organizations.

In summary, Price's article uses numbers to communicate the extent of the Internet abuse problem in the United States and United Kingdom. An emphasis is placed on social networking sites, which are often abused at work. The situation described in Price's article has implications for the training and development concept of human resource management. Effective training on an Internet abuse policy, paired with affective monitoring, could solve this problem.


Heathfield, S.M. (2009). How to develop a policy? Retrieved March 14, 2009, from Web Site:

Price, Alan. (2008, Nov. 4). Employees Addicted to Social Networking Sites. Retreived March 15, 2009, from HRM Guide. Web Site:

Sources Used in Documents:


Heathfield, S.M. (2009). How to develop a policy? Retrieved March 14, 2009, from Web Site:

Price, Alan. (2008, Nov. 4). Employees Addicted to Social Networking Sites. Retreived March 15, 2009, from HRM Guide. Web Site:

Cite this Document:

"Human Resources Internet Abuse And" (2009, March 14) Retrieved April 16, 2021, from

"Human Resources Internet Abuse And" 14 March 2009. Web.16 April. 2021. <>

"Human Resources Internet Abuse And", 14 March 2009, Accessed.16 April. 2021,

Related Documents
Human Resource in Aviation Industry
Words: 1821 Length: 6 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 79098128

Human Resource in Aviation Industry Human resources are a set of individuals who make the workforce of an economy. Human capital is a term related to human resources, but to a narrow scope, the term relates to knowledge and skills of a worker. Human resource represents people, Labor, Manpower or talent. Companies view employees as assets, whose actions and skills add value to the organizations. Firms need to practice effective human

Internet Abuse in Universities Why
Words: 1663 Length: 5 Pages Topic: Education - Computers Paper #: 9121519

At the bottom line, the issue at hand is with the sanctity and safety of the students and the responsibility of the university to preserve and develop that. Moreover, many of these students are dallying into multi-dimensional virtual worlds that are beginning to closely resemble the physical world and that are having their own ethical issues arise (Wankel & Malleck, 2010). Universities need to educate themselves as to what those

Human Resources It Is Very Important for
Words: 1028 Length: 3 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 56730669

Human Resources It is very important for an human resources director in the modern age of human resources and internet technology to understand that while paper-based resumes and applications as well as face-to-face-only contacts are not dead and gone as a common practice, the advent and advancement of the Internet as a job seeking and hiring mechanism cannot be denied and the phenomenon is never going to go away. It will

Human Resources Policies and Guidelines
Words: 2702 Length: 8 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 98390704

As to her argument that the entry qualifications are a "good first degree," it might be pointed out that what is constituted as a good first degree in these two departments differs. The question is whether her degree is more closely related to engineering or it, or neither. These differences would be considered a "material factor." A good first degree is not the only material factor that will determine the

Human Resources Personnel Often Find
Words: 339 Length: 1 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 67643846

Also, minimizing the amount of damaging data kept online, like performance reviews or medical information, might be another way to reduce employee fears and risks of security impingement. If it is necessary to keep this data online, additional security protections regarding this data may be advisable. Another important issue, however, that is not addressed in the article is the need to educate employees about how to keep their information safe.

Human Resources Sexual Harassment: Sexual
Words: 1160 Length: 4 Pages Topic: Careers Paper #: 80053758

The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered. Title I requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the full range of employment-related opportunities available to others. For example, it prohibits discrimination in recruitment, hiring, promotions, training, pay, social activities, and other privileges of employment. It restricts questions that can be asked about