Brits admit to sleeping on the job when working from home

21 August 2020 | General

A quarter of UK employees (25%) admit to sleeping on the job whilst working from home throughout Covid, a survey from printing and business card company instantprint found.

More than a third of Brits (37%) are working less hours since working from home, with the other major distraction being Netflix (37%).

Jon Constantine-Smith, head of instantprint, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up lots of challenges for businesses and for lots of people working from home is one of them. A majority of people are working harder than ever but it is clear that some are taking advantage of their employers by doing less than normal or in some cases nothing at all.

“That said, despite our entire office team working remotely, we have managed our people in the same way.

“We have retained our previous KPIs and maintained nearly all reporting, so we are monitoring staff performance closely. We have continued to set our team’s objectives and milestones and discussed them in daily check-ins to ensure everything in on track as well as giving us a forum to discuss challenges and how we can overcome them.”

They mostly missed co-workers (36%), followed by small talk (32%) and the morning routine of getting ready for work (28%).

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