SHRM Poll: Policies Related to Alcohol
at Work-Related Events
November 12, 2010
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
Key Findings
• Is drinking alcohol at work-related events ...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
Does your organization have a formal (written) or informal...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
In the past 24 months, has drinking alcohol at work-relate...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
In the past 24 months, has any employee in your organizati...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
Demographics: Organization Industry
Industry
Manufacturing...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)
Industry
C...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
Demographics: Organization Sector
6%
7%
19%
20%
48%
0% 10%...
Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010
Demographics: Organization Staff Size
18%
27%
25%
20%
10%
...
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Demographics: Other
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Note: n = 450
U.S.-based operations...
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  1. 1. SHRM Poll: Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events November 12, 2010
  2. 2. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Key Findings • Is drinking alcohol at work-related events prohibited by most companies. Slightly more than one-quarter of organizations indicated that they did not have a policy that covered consumption of alcohol at work- related events. The remaining organizations were close to evenly split in terms of having policies that allow drinking alcohol versus prohibiting drinking alcohol at company events? • Is drinking at work-related events becoming less acceptable? No, acceptance of drinking alcohol at work- related events has remained nearly the same since 2006. • Few organizations report disciplining employees as a result of drinking alcohol at a work-related event. Ninety-four percent of organizations did not discipline any employees as a result of drinking at a work- related event. 2
  3. 3. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Does your organization have a formal (written) or informal policy on drinking alcohol at work-related events (e.g., lunch with co-worker, company events like holiday parties, job interview over lunch or dinner, happy hour, dinner with client, etc.)? No, but my organization plans to create a policy within the next 12 months Yes, we have an informal policy that does not allow drinking alcohol at work-related events Yes, we have a formal policy that allows drinking alcohol at work-related events Yes, we have an informal policy that allows drinking alcohol at work-related events Yes, we have a formal policy that does not allow drinking No, my organization has no plans to create a policy 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 4% 9% 11% 18% 22% 35% 4% 13% 10% 25% 21% 27% 2010 (n = 415) 2009 (n = 378) 3 Note: “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
  4. 4. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 In the past 24 months, has drinking alcohol at work-related events in your organization… 3% 12% 85% 1% 12% 87% 2% 11% 87% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% become more acceptable? become less acceptable? remained at the same level of acceptance? 2006 (n = 483) 2009 (n = 378) 2010 (n = 397) 4 Note: “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis.
  5. 5. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 In the past 24 months, has any employee in your organization been disciplined because of drinking alcohol at a work-related event? 1% 13% 86% 0% 11% 89% 0% 6% 94% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Yes, this often occurs Yes, but this rarely occurs No 2006 (n = 453) 2009 (n = 331) 2010 (n = 401) Note: Excludes respondent who answered “don’t know.” 5
  6. 6. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Industry Industry Manufacturing –other 13% Health care, social assistance (e.g., hospitals, clinics) 13% Services –professional, scientific, technical, legal 9% Financial services (e.g., banking) 8% Educational services/education 8% Retail/wholesale trade 6% Government/public administration—federal, state/local, tribal 5% Insurance 5% Other services (e.g., other nonprofit, church/religious organizations) 4% Transportation, warehousing (e.g., distribution) 3% High-tech 3% Consulting 3% 6 Note: n = 443. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.
  7. 7. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Industry (continued) Industry Construction, mining, oil and gas 2% Services—accommodation, food and drinking places 2% Utilities 2% Publishing, broadcasting, other media 2% Association—professional/trade 2% Real estate, rental, leasing 1% Manufacturing—auto/auto-related 1% Arts, entertainment, recreation 1% Telecommunications 1% Pharmaceutical 1% Biotech 1% Other 5% 7 Note: n = 443. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.
  8. 8. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Sector 6% 7% 19% 20% 48% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Other Government sector Publicly owned for-profit organization Nonprofit organization Privately owned for-profit organization 8Note: n = 443
  9. 9. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Organization Staff Size 18% 27% 25% 20% 10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 1 to 99 employees 100 to 499 employees 500 to 2499 employees 2500 to 24999 employees 25000 or more employees 9 Note: n = 277
  10. 10. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 Demographics: Other 10 Note: n = 450 U.S.-based operations 73% Multinational operations 27% Single-unit company: A company in which the location and the company are one and the same 32% Multi-unit company: A company that has more than one location 68% Multi-unit headquarters determines HR policies and practices 50% Each work location determines HR policies and practices 1% A combination of both the work location and the multi-unit headquarters determine HR policies and practices 48% Is organization a single-unit company or a multi- unit company? Are HR policies and practices determined by the multi-unit corporate headquarters, by each work location or both? Does the organization have U.S.-based operations (business units) only or does it operate multinationally? Note: n = 432 Note: n = 316. Percentages do not total 100% due to rounding. • 15% of organizations indicated that employees at their work location were unionized. Note: n = 443
  11. 11. Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events | ©SHRM 2010 SHRM Poll: Policies Related to Alcohol at Work-Related Events • Response rate = 18% • Sample comprised of 472 HR professionals randomly selected from SHRM’s membership • Margin of error is +/- 5% • Survey fielded September 30–October 19, 2010 11 Methodology For more poll findings, visit: www.shrm.org/surveys Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SHRM_Research
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