During any major sporting events, employees skip work to catch the action, says a global survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc and conducted by Harris Interactive. The Indian Premier League is an example of this trend in India, while it is soccer for other countries. The survey reveals that employees around the world have, to varying degrees, called in sick to work over a sporting event. Whether they stayed home to watch it on television, attended it live, played the sport themselves, or needed a day off after staying up late to watch, sports has a significant impact on attendance at work. The survey, “Sidelined by Sports”, also looks at which sports keep employees from their jobs in each region and how guilty people feel about calling in sick.
Source: The Hindu Business Line