Magazine article Talent Development

The Tardy Party: Employees Admit to Strolling in Late to Work on More Than One Occasion

Magazine article Talent Development

The Tardy Party: Employees Admit to Strolling in Late to Work on More Than One Occasion

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You might have already risen and shone this morning, but it's likely that at least one of your colleagues hasn't even gotten out of bed yet. One in four workers shows up late to work at least once a month, and 16 percent arrive late at least once a week. That's according to a recent CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study of 2,605 hiring and HR managers and 3,411 employees from across the United States.

Does punctuality even matter anymore? That depends on where you work.

Nearly 20 percent of employers will ignore an employee's tardiness if she gets her work done on time, and 29 percent don't mind an occasional late arrival if it doesn't become part of a habit. Other companies are less forgiving: More than half of them expect employees to show up on time every day, and about four in 10 admit to having terminated someone for tardiness.

This comes despite some disdain for traditional work hours: 64 percent of workers believe that a 9-5 schedule is outdated, and 64 percent of companies agree. …

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