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It's Time for a Wake-up Call

Seven in 10 workers admit to being tired on the job. Accountemps shares feedback from professionals about working while tired.

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It’s Time for aWake-Up Call
7 in 10Workers Admit They’re Tired on the Job
We asked professionals for their
thoughts on working while tired.
The ramifications can be costly,
as these statistics show.
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316
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WorkingWhile Tired Happens to Most Professionals
How often do you
work while tired?
... said they often
work while tired.
71%
of women
71%
of 35-54
year olds
50%
of age 55+
77%
of men 86%
of 18-34
year olds
31%
Very Often 43%
Somewhat
Often
25%
Not Very
Often
1%
Never
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States
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When Professionals are Tired on the Job,Work Suffers
How does working while tired affect your work performance?*
52% I can’t focus/get distracted
47% I procrastinate more
38% I’m grumpy/grouchy
29% I make more mistakes
16% It doesn’t affect me
1% Other
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States
*Multiple responses were permitted
accountemps.com
Ordered 500
more computers
than were needed
Missed a decimal point
on an estimated payment
and the client overpaid
by $1 million
Accidentally paid
everyone twice
Deleted a project that
took 1,000 hours to
put together
Exposed executive
compensation to
the entire firm
Professionals admitted to or heard of others making
these mistakes at work while being tired
Lack of sleep costs U.S. companies
$63 billion in lost productivity each year.
1
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States
1
Insomnia and Performance of US Workers: http://www.journalsleep.org/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=28247
accountemps.com
More Than Half ofWorkersWouldWelcome Catching Some Z’s on the Job
If your office had a nap room, would you take advantage of it?
55%
Yes
2%
Already have a
nap room and use it
2%
Have a nap room
and don’t use it
31%
No
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States
accountemps.com
Some Say ‘No’ toWorkplace Napping
Why would you not use a nap room or take naps at work?**
35%
46%
34%
16% Other (e.g., can’t sleep in public, never take
naps, hard to sleep during the day)
Worry about getting work done
Don’t want to be perceived as a slacker
Might make me sleepier
© 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States
**Based on 337 respondents who would not use a nap room or take naps at work. Multiple responses were permitted.
accountemps.com

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It's Time for a Wake-up Call

  • 1. It’s Time for aWake-Up Call 7 in 10Workers Admit They’re Tired on the Job We asked professionals for their thoughts on working while tired. The ramifications can be costly, as these statistics show. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316 accountemps.com
  • 2. WorkingWhile Tired Happens to Most Professionals How often do you work while tired? ... said they often work while tired. 71% of women 71% of 35-54 year olds 50% of age 55+ 77% of men 86% of 18-34 year olds 31% Very Often 43% Somewhat Often 25% Not Very Often 1% Never © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States accountemps.com
  • 3. When Professionals are Tired on the Job,Work Suffers How does working while tired affect your work performance?* 52% I can’t focus/get distracted 47% I procrastinate more 38% I’m grumpy/grouchy 29% I make more mistakes 16% It doesn’t affect me 1% Other © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States *Multiple responses were permitted accountemps.com
  • 4. Ordered 500 more computers than were needed Missed a decimal point on an estimated payment and the client overpaid by $1 million Accidentally paid everyone twice Deleted a project that took 1,000 hours to put together Exposed executive compensation to the entire firm Professionals admitted to or heard of others making these mistakes at work while being tired Lack of sleep costs U.S. companies $63 billion in lost productivity each year. 1 © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States 1 Insomnia and Performance of US Workers: http://www.journalsleep.org/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=28247 accountemps.com
  • 5. More Than Half ofWorkersWouldWelcome Catching Some Z’s on the Job If your office had a nap room, would you take advantage of it? 55% Yes 2% Already have a nap room and use it 2% Have a nap room and don’t use it 31% No © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States accountemps.com
  • 6. Some Say ‘No’ toWorkplace Napping Why would you not use a nap room or take naps at work?** 35% 46% 34% 16% Other (e.g., can’t sleep in public, never take naps, hard to sleep during the day) Worry about getting work done Don’t want to be perceived as a slacker Might make me sleepier © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 workers in the United States **Based on 337 respondents who would not use a nap room or take naps at work. Multiple responses were permitted. accountemps.com
  • 7. © 2016 Robert Half International Inc. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. RH-0316 accountemps.com About Accountemps: Accountemps, a Robert Half company, is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals. The staffing firm has more than 330 offices worldwide. For more career and workplace advice from Accountemps, visit: www.roberthalf.com/accountemps.com/employers/ work-culture-and-training-tips/working-tired