Across the board, most company numbers are down from last year, but one figure shot up: the number of employees coming in late — or least admitting to it.
Twenty percent of employees claim they’re late for work at least once a week, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey. That’s a 5% jump from last year, where 15% of workers admitted to at least one instance of tardiness per week.
The survey also found 12% of staffers said they were late for work at least twice a week.
So why are more workers having trouble with punctuality? The top reasons listed on the survey included:
- getting kids ready for day care, school, etc. (10%)
- lack of sleep (24%), and
- traffic (33%).
If one or more of your staffers is having issues coming in on time, it may be time to have a talk with them. Failing to address it may send the message to the rest of your staff that punctuality doesn’t really matter.