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This summer the World Cup is in full force and soccer fever is spreading, even into the workplace. As a result, World Cup fanatics will likely invest work time to keep up with the games either by tuning in during lunch or checking on their bracket standings.
While some may view office pools as a distraction to employees, the majority of human resource professionals see office pools as having a positive impact on their workplaces, according to
The Use of Office Pools survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Despite the use of company time, most employers (81 percent) do not have policies regulating office pools. That compares to 67 percent of employers in 2010.
The survey polled 355 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership.
Office Pools Highlights
Goooal: More than two-thirds of human resource professionals (70 percent) noted office pools as having a positive impact on relationship building, 64 percent mentioned promoting team building, and 54 percent said office pools increase employee engagement.
Red Card: Most policies that address office pools include prohibition of gambling that includes monetary exchange in the workplace (70 percent), disciplinary action for failure to comply with policy (69 percent), and prohibition of any form of gambling, including office pools (66 percent).
The full survey is available online at:
To read the press release, please visit:
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Vanessa Gray of SHRM Public Affairs at 703-535-6072 or Vanessa.Gray@shrm.org or Laura Ambrosio at 703-535-6273 or Laura.Ambrosio@shrm.org.
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