UK Accounting Glossary
Cyberslacking is a term used to describe the increased use of the internet on company computers by employees for their personal use or entertainment.
informal Use of the Internet during work hours for unrelated tasks
(also US goldbricking)
Cyberslacking refers to an employee’s use of work computers and other resources during work hours for non-work-related purposes. When an employee is cyberslacking, he or she will generally use these resources for personal affairs and for entertainment purposes.
The practice, which accelerated with the advent of broadband internet connections, is estimated to cost employers over $1 billion a year in lost productivity, added security costs, and staff replacement.
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This glossary post was last updated: 28th December 2019.