CareerBuilder releases the results of a new survey of more than 2,400 employers and 3,900 employees that indicates more workers are getting to work on time because of the recession.
the fear of losing your job have anything to do with you getting to work on
time more these days?
to a new CareerBuilder
there is a direct correlation between the beginning of the recession and
workers getting to work on time. The CareerBuilder survey showed that 15
percent of workers said they arrive late to work once a week or more, down from
16 percent in 2009 and 20 percent in 2008.
CareerBuilder survey was conducted nationally among 2,482 U.S.
employers and 3,910 U.S.
employees between Nov. 15 and Dec. 2,
2010. The survey was conducted across a variety of disciplines,
shared a variety of reasons for being tardy, with the top excuse being
traffic-related (30 percent), followed by lack of sleep (19 percent),
CareerBuilder said. Nine percent blamed the bad weather for their
tardiness, while eight percent indicated a delay in getting their kids to
daycare or school. Other common reasons included public transportation,
wardrobe issues or dealing with pets.
it is a result of fear associated with the economy or just a shift in attitude,
workers over the last few years are doing a better job of managing their
schedules and getting into the office at the designated time," said
Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for CareerBuilder, in a
statement. "While workers will sometimes be late due to
circumstances out of their control, they need to be aware of their companies' tardiness
policies. Regardless of the reason, workers who are running late should
always be honest with their managers."
some employers are more lenient with worker tardiness, others have stricter
policies. One-third (32 percent) of employers said they have terminated an
employee for being late.
cited several examples of excuses workers used to explain their lateness. Among
the more interesting excuses cited in the survey was an employee claimed there
was a delay with public transportation and produced a note signed by "The