News: Employees skip work to watch major sporting events

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Employees skip work to watch major sporting events

A global survey, ‘Sidelined by Sports’ commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. 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, says the survey conducted by Harris Interactive.

A global survey, ‘Sidelined by Sports’ commissioned by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Inc. 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, says the survey conducted by Harris Interactive.

“We are glad to bring attention of corporates to manage absences better in India, and provide practical insights to employee behavior and trends”
- James Thomas, Country Manager, India, Kronos
 

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