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  • SHRM Survey Findings: The Use of Office PoolsApril 25, 2013
  • DefinitionIn this survey, the term “office pools” refers to gambling in the workplace, including games,competitions or other events. Office pools can be linked to football games, the Super Bowl,the Oscars, the NCAA basketball championship tournament, etc.The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 2
  • Key Findings Do organizations have a policy that addresses office pools? A majority of organizations (81%)indicated they do not have a written or unwritten policy that addresses office pools, an increasefrom 67% in 2010. In 2013 and 2010, 10% of organizations reported having a written policyaddressing office pools. Only 8% of organizations reported having an unwritten policy in 2013, adecrease from 23% in 2010. What is included in policies addressing office pools? Most policies that address office poolsinclude “prohibition of gambling that includes monetary exchange in the workplace” (70%),“disciplinary action (not including termination) for failure to comply with policy” (69%), and“prohibition of any form of gambling, including office pools,” (66%). How often do organizations enforce these policies? Of those organizations that currently have awritten or unwritten policy in place, less than one-tenth (7%) have disciplined employees fornoncompliance. Do organization prohibit employees from taking part in fantasy sports teams (e.g., fantasyfootball or fantasy baseball) in the workplace? Currently, only 15% of organizations prohibitemployees from participating in fantasy sports teams in the workplace. Do office pools have a positive impact in the workplace? The top three areas that HRprofessionals perceived as positively affected by office pools were relationship building (70%),promoting team building (64%), and increasing employee engagement (54%).The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 3
  • Key Findings (continued) For which events do employees conduct office pools? In 2013, the top two events thatemployees conducted office pools for were the Super Bowl (65%) and the NCAA collegebasketball tournament (57%). Office pools for both of these events have increased since 2010,when 39% of organizations reported office pools for the Super Bowl and 36% for the NCAAcollege basketball tournament. Is there an increase in the number of employees who do not come to work the day after amajor televised event? Results indicate that more male employees (16%) are absent from workthe day after the Super Bowl compared with female employees (7%). The same pattern isobserved the day after the NCAA college basketball and football tournaments, with 6% of maleemployees compared with 2% of female employees not coming to work.The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 4
  • Does your organization have a written or unwritten (understood) policyaddressing office pools?23%10%67%8%10%81%2013 2010Note: Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due to rounding.Yes, we have an unwritten (understood) policyaddressing office poolsYes, we have a written policy addressing office poolsNo, we do not have a written or unwritten policyaddressing office pools(n = 335) (n = 271)The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 5
  • Does your organization have a written or unwritten (understood) policyaddressing office pools?Comparison by organization staff size• Organizations with 2,500 or more employees are more likely than organizations with 1 to 500 employees to have a writtenpolicy addressing office pools.Comparison by organization staff size2,500 to 24,999 employees (24%)25,000 or more employees (44%)>1 to 99 employees (5%)100 to 499 employees (6%)Comparison by organization sector• Publicly owned for-profit organizations are more likely than privately owned for-profit organizations to have a writtenpolicy addressing office pools.Comparison by organization sectorPublicly owned for-profit organizations (21%) > Privately owned for-profit (6%)The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 6Note: Only statistically significant differences are shown.
  • Is your organization’s written or unwritten (understood) policyaddressing office pools part of a gambling policy, or is it a stand-alone policy?Note: n = 58. Only respondents whose organizations have a written or unwritten policy addressing office pools were asked this question.41%59%It is a stand-alone policyIt is part of a gambling policyThe Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 7
  • 2013(n = 50)2010(n = 78)Prohibition of gambling that includes monetary exchange 70% 70%Disciplinary action (not including termination) for failure to comply with policy 69% 72%Prohibition of any form of gambling, including office pools 66% 83%Employment termination for failure to comply with policy 63% 67%A definition of what gambling in the workplace means 43% 63%Prohibition of any form of gambling, excluding office pools 39% 7%Does your organization’s policy include the following aspects?Note: Only respondents whose organizations have a written or unwritten policy addressing office pools were asked this question.Percentages do not equal 100% due to multiple response options.The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 8
  • Note: Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Only respondents whose organizations have a written orunwritten policy addressing office pools were asked this question. The asterisk (*) indicates the category was not included in the 2013 survey.In the past 12 months, has your organization disciplined employees fornoncompliance with the office pools/gambling policy?2%4%94%7%93%No20132010(n = 70)Yes, one or more employees have been disciplinedYes, one or more employees have been terminated*(n = 44)The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 9
  • Does your organization prohibit employees from taking part infantasy sports teams (e.g., fantasy football or fantasy baseball) inthe workplace?Note: n = 294. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis.Yes, 15%No, 85%The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 10
  • 2013(n = 337)2010(n = 150)Super Bowl 39% 65%NCAA college basketball tournament 36% 57%Lottery jackpot 31% 31%Fantasy football 19% *Workplace baby pool (e.g., babys gender, height, weight,birth day and hour)18% 23%NCAA college football championship 14% *Fantasy basketball 6% *Golf tournament (e.g., the Masters or U.S. Open) 3% 4%The Motion Picture Academy of America Awards (alsoknown as the Oscars)2% 2%Fantasy or roto-baseball 1% *Other 5% 7%For which of the following events do employees at your organizationorganize an office pool?Note: Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Percentages do not equal 100% due to multipleresponse options. An asterisk (*) indicates the category was not included in the 2010 survey.The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 11
  • PositiveimpactNegativeimpactNoimpactRelationship building (n = 315) 70% 5% 25%Team building (n = 319) 64% 5% 31%Employee engagement (n = 317) 54% 9% 37%Manager/employee relationships (n = 318) 40% 16% 45%Job satisfaction (n = 319) 39% 5% 56%Corporate culture management (n = 315) 33% 19% 48%Supervisory relationships (n = 318) 23% 18% 59%Employee recognition (n = 319) 12% 8% 80%The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013Note: Percentages may not equal 100% due rounding.12Generally speaking, would you say that office pools have a positiveimpact, a negative impact or no impact on the following areas atyour organization?
  • IncreasesStays thesameDecreasesSuper Bowl (n = 282-) 15% 78% 7%NCAA college basketball tournament (n = 276) 6% 91% 3%NCAA college football championship (n = 275) 5% 92% 3%The Motion Picture Academy of America Awards(also known as the Oscars) (n = 275)1% 97% 2%Generally speaking, after the major televised events listed below, wouldyou say the number of employees who do not report for work the nextday increases, stays the same or decreases at your organization?The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 13Note: Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis.
  • Increases Stays the same DecreasesMale Female Male Female Male FemaleSuper Bowl (n = 282-) 16% 7% 77% 91% 7% 2%NCAA college basketballtournament (n = 276)6% 2% 90% 97% 3% 1%NCAA college footballchampionship (n = 275)6% 2% 92% 97% 2% 1%The Motion Picture Academy ofAmerica Awards (also known as theOscars) (n = 275)1% 1% 97% 97% 2% 2%The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 14Generally speaking, after the major televised events listed below, wouldyou say the number of employees, by gender, who do not report for workthe next day increases, stays the same or decreases at your organization?Note: n = 269. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis. Percentages may not equal 100% due rounding.
  • Does your organization have formal/informal gatherings during theseevents? For example, certain organizations host parties or social eventsaround watching a major sporting event.Note: n = 309. Respondents who answered “not sure” were excluded from this analysis.Yes, 13%No, 87%The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 15
  • DemographicsThe Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 16
  • Demographics: Organization Staff Size1 to 99100 to 499500 to 2,4992,500 to 24,99925,000+25%37%17%18%3%n = 311The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 17
  • Demographics: Organization SectorPrivately owned for-profitorganizationNonprofit organizationPublicly owned for-profitorganizationGovernment agency52%22%15%11%n = 297The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 18
  • Demographics: Organization IndustryOrganization Industry PercentageManufacturing 20%Health care and social assistance 16%Professional, scientific, technical services 14%Finance and insurance 13%Government agencies 10%Educational services 9%Administrative, support and waste management 4%Repair and maintenance 4%Transportation and warehousing 4%Arts, entertainment, recreation 3%Construction 3%Note: n = 313. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple responses.The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 19
  • Demographics: Organization Industry (continued)Organization Industry PercentageReal estate 3%Retail trade 3%Utilities 3%Wholesale trade 3%Accommodation, food services 2%Information 2%Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 2%Religious grantmaking 2%Agriculture 1%Personal services 0%Other 9%The Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013Note: n = 313. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple responses.20
  • U.S.-based operations only 81%Multinational operations 19%Single-unit organization: An organization inwhich the location and the organizationare one and the same34%Multi-unit organization: An organizationthat has more than one location66%Multi-unit headquarters determines HRpolicies and practices52%Each work location determines HR policiesand practices4%A combination of both the work locationand the multi-unit headquartersdetermines HR policies and practices45%Is your organization a single-unit organization ora multi-unit organization?For multi-unit organizations, are HR policies andpractices determined by the multi-unitheadquarters, by each work location or by both?Does your organization have U.S.-basedoperations (business units) only, or does itoperate multinationally?n = 324n = 317Note: n = 213. Percentages do not equal 100% due to rounding.Corporate (companywide) 71%Business unit/division 12%Facility/location 17%n = 215What is the HR department/function for whichyou responded throughout this survey?Demographics: OtherThe Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 21
  • 22SHRM Survey Findings: The Use of Office Pools• Response rate = 13%• 355 HR professional respondents from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’smembership participated in this survey.• Margin of error is +/-4%• Survey fielded March 20-27, 2013Survey MethodologyThe Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 22
  • • For more survey/poll findings, visit www.shrm.org/surveys• For more information about SHRM’s Customized Research Services, visitwww.shrm.org/customizedresearch• Follow us on Twitter @SHRM_ResearchSHRM Survey Findings: The Use of Office PoolsAbout SHRM ResearchProject leader:Rob Boyd, researcher, SHRM ResearchProject contributors:Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SPHR, vice president, SHRM ResearchEvren Esen, manager, Survey Research Center, SHRM ResearchCopy Editor:Katya Scanlan, SHRM Knowledge CenterThe Use of Office Pools ©SHRM 2013 23