Updated November 25 at 3:25pm

Job hunting on the job

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

Job hunting on the job


Have you ever seen employees using job boards or professional networking sites while at work?

• No – 57.1%

• Yes – 39.3%

• Yes, but that can be part of their job – 3.6%

Do you believe employees are looking for jobs while at work?

• Yes – 71.4%

• No – 28.6%

Why do you think employees search for jobs at work?

• Don’t respect the workplace enough – 48.1%

• Tools for search are better at work than at home – 18.5%

• Too much free time on their hands at work – 7.4%

• Other – 25.9%

Would you confront an employee you found looking for jobs?

• Yes – 75%

• No – 14.3%

• Not sure – 10.7%


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