On­line work ties find favour — to a point

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ONE in three em­ploy­ees are com­fort­able be­ing ‘‘friends’’ with their boss on so­cial net­works, a new sur­vey re­veals.

Robert Half In­ter­na­tional’s lat­est Work­place Sur­vey also finds 63 per cent of em­ploy­ees are com­fort­able be­ing con­nected to col­leagues, 34 per cent with peo­ple they man­age and 22 per cent with their clients.

But 36 per cent of em­ploy­ees have seen the use of so­cial net­work­ing sites neg­a­tively im­pact work­place re­la­tion­ships.

Di­rec­tor Andrew Brush­field says so­cial me­dia can be a great net­work­ing tool but em­ploy­ees should be aware em­ploy­ers are in­creas­ingly check­ing them out on­line.

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