It's Time for a Wake-Up Call

By Elisa Mora March 10, 2016 at 6:28am

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
3% Other

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?

42% Yes
39% No
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

Why would you not use a nap room or take naps at work?**

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)

accountemps.com

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

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