Drunk staff 'lose productivity'

17-09-2007

Drunk staff 'lose productivity'
Substance abuse by staff can adversely affect their productivity levels in the workplace, a new study has suggested.

Conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has found employers believe that a loss of productivity from staff is four out of ten times due to alcohol misuse.

It is also cited as a cause of absence among staff by employers.

Furthermore, drug abuse is held to have a similar effect on employees, as a third of bosses agree that drugs are a reason for unproductive workers.

Even though the negative effects of substance abuse has been recognised as being problematic in the workplace, only half of the respondent companies have guidelines in place to tackle the issue.

"Supporting employees with drug and alcohol problems has a high success rate with many individuals returning to work," CIPD employee relations adviser Ben Willmott commented.

A study from the Centre for Economic Performance recently found that bosses may benefit from increased productivity if they adopt flexible working hours schemes as it was found Friday is the least productive day.

Tuesday was discovered to be the day that staff work their hardest.


Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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