Tis should be the season to be jolly but it looks like employers have reasons to watch out, and maybe even cry, all because Santa Claus is coming to town.
Gallup has reported that Christmas spending intentions are currently down, compared to last year. Americans are planning to spend an average of $740 on gifts this year; somewhat less than the $801 recorded the same time last year.
Despite this monetary shopping decrease there are no sign that there will be a decrease in the amount of time spent shopping online. According to ISACA, a non-profit association of 86,000 IT professionals, employees plan to spend nearly two full working days (14.4 hours) on average shopping online from a work computer this holiday season.