It’s Time for a Wake-Up Call
Majority of Workers Admit They’re Tired on the Job
We asked professionals for their thoughts on working while tired.
The ramifications can be costly, as these statistics show.
WORKING WHILE TIRED HAPPENS TO MOST PROFESSIONALS
How often do you work while tired?
|44% Somewhat Often|
|33% Very Often|
|23% Not Very Often|
|80% of women|
|72% of men|
|85% of 18-34 year olds|
|75% of 35-54 year olds|
|57% of age 55+|
… said they often work while tired.
WHEN PROFESSIONALS ARE TIRED ON THE JOB, WORK SUFFERS
How does working while tired affect your work performance?*
|50% I can’t focus/get distracted|
|44% I procrastinate more|
|36% I’m grumpy/grouchy|
|26% I make more mistakes|
|13% It doesn’t affect me|
Professionals admitted to or heard of others making these mistakes at work while being tired
|Entered the wrong calculation and cost the company time and thousands of dollars|
|Mistakes on order entry that caused entire shipments to be mistakenly produced, costing thousands of dollars|
|Sent the wrong confidential financial statements to a client|
|Incorrectly calculated and undercharged the client|
|Misread a product quote, which was $700 more than expected|
MORE THAN TWO IN FIVE WORKERS WOULD WELCOME CATCHING SOME Z’s ON THE JOB
If your office had a nap room, would you take advantage of it?
|2% Already have a nap room and use it|
|3% Have a nap room and don’t use it|
SOME SAY ‘NO’ TO WORKPLACE NAPPING
|40% Might make me sleepier|
|33% Worry about getting work done|
|24% Don't want to be perceived as a slacker|
|28% Other (e.g., can’t sleep in public, never take naps, hard to sleep during the day)|
Source: Accountemps survey of more than 300 workers in Canada
* Multiple responses were permitted
** Based on 156 respondents who would not use a nap room or take naps at work. Multiple responses were permitted.
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. RH-0316