14% of employees are late at least once a week, survey finds


14 percent of employees participating in an online survey revealed that they’re late for work at least once a week, while 10% admitted that they’re late at least once every month.

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The survey was carried out by CareerBuilder online in January 2014 and included a representative sample of 1,000 employees across industries and company sizes.

The main reasons for lateness include traffic (41% of respondents), lack of sleep – 25%, problems involving public transportation – 22%, weather – 13%, getting children to school – 7%, various wardrobe issues – 5%, Internet use – 3% and pets – 3%.

“Employers understand that from time to time circumstances will arise that are out of a worker’s control and unfortunately cause them to arrive at work late,” says Scott Helmes, Managing Director of CareerBuilder UK. “It escalates into a problem when the behaviour becomes repetitive, causing employers to take disciplinary action. Three in ten hiring managers reported that they had to fire someone for being late.”

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