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Selection Sunday is right around the corner and college basketball lovers are already getting the itch to fill out those March Madness brackets. And not surprisingly, one of the most common ways to make a prediction is an office pool in the workplace.
Bracket participants will likely invest work time tracking their brackets against colleagues. Yet, according to a 2013 poll from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the majority of HR professionals see office pools as having a positive impact on relationship building. Sixty-four percent say they promote team building, and 54 percent say they increase employee engagement.
The survey polled 355 HR professionals from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership.
Other office pool highlights:
The full survey is available online at: www.shrm.org/research/surveyfindings/articles/pages/the-use-of-office-pools.aspx.
To read the full press release, please visit: www.shrm.org/about/pressroom/pressreleases/pages/officepoolspoll2013.aspx.
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.
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