Employees 'neglect' grammatical mistakes

19-05-2008

Employees 'neglect' grammatical mistakes
A new survey has revealed that 50 per cent of the workforce does not double-check a document before sending it to the boss, allowing grammatical errors to slip through.

However, almost half of the 1,000 respondents to the WhiteSmoke poll stated that they think quality writing is important, Online Recruitment reports.

Out of the 5,000 documents checked by WhiteSmoke as part of the survey, 85 per cent had one or more errors.

Amit Green of WhiteSmoke noted that respondents said they spend more time on documents that are important to their career progression.

"The poor quality of writing today is a worrying phenomenon. However, it is encouraging to know that despite getting basic sentences wrong, the majority of survey participants regard quality writing as important to them," he said.

It was recently claimed by 61 per cent of bosses in the financial services sector that many graduates lack basic numeracy and grammatical skills, research by the Chartered Insurance Institute found.

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