January 29, 2010 SHRM Poll: Workplace Policies for Office Pools
Definitions For the purpose of this survey: Gamblingrefers to office pools (e.g., Football games, March Madness, Oscars, Super Bowl, etc.). Fantasy sport refers to a game where participants act as owners to build a fantasy team online that competes against other fantasy owners) 2
Does your organization have a written or unwritten policy addressing gambling in the workplace? 3 Note: For the purpose of the survey, gambling refers to office pools (football games, March Madness, Oscars, Super Bowl, etc.). “Not sure” responses were excluded from this analysis.
Does your organization’s gambling policy include the following? 4 Note: N/A responses were excluded from the analysis. In 2006 and 2008, respondents were allowed to select from multiple response options. “*” denotes that this option was combined with “**” option in 2006 and 2008.
In the past 12 months, has your organization disciplined or terminated any employee for noncompliance of its gambling policy? 5 Note: N/A responses were excluded from the analysis. This question was not available in the 2006 survey.
Does your organization prohibit employees from taking part in fantasy sports (a game where participants act as owners to build an online fantasy team that competes against other fantasy owners)while at work? 6 Note: n = 242. “Not sure” responses were excluded from the analysis. “*
For which of the following events do employees at your company organize an office pool? 7 Note: n=150. Respondents were allowed to select multiple response. “*Other “ category includes NASCAR, NFL weekly pool, weekly Texas Hold 'Em tournaments, Biggest Loser TV show.
Generally speaking, would you say that office pools have a positive impact, negative impact or no impact on the following areas at your organization? 8 Note: n = 267
Generally speaking, after a major televised event (e.g., Super Bowl, Oscars, Emmys, etc.) would you say the following increase, decrease or stay the same at your organization? 9 Note: n = 264
Among which population of your organization do you usually see an increase in the… 10 Note: n = 27. Only respondents whose organization has seen an increase were included in the analysis.
Demographics: Organization Industry 11 Note: (n=272) Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.
Demographics: Organization Industry (continued) 12 Note: (n=329) Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.