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Super Bowl 50 Fever May Sideline 16.5 Million U.S. Employees on Monday

08:00 AM EST Feb 3, 2016
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CHELMSFORD, Mass. — A new survey commissioned in January by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated and conducted by Harris Poll1 suggests that an estimated 16.5 million2 employed U.S. adults may miss work the day after Super Bowl 50 due to the game, with nearly 10.5 million3 Americans having already requested or plan to request the day off in advance.

The “Super Bowl 50 Fever Sidelines Employees” survey was conducted online from Jan. 27-29, 2016 among 2,042 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. All percentages set forth below are based directly from the survey results, while estimates set forth below for the number of people who may not go to work or may show up to work late on Monday because of the Super Bowl have been extrapolated from the correlation between the survey results and the fact that there are 149.9 million employed people in America (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics January 2016 report).

One in 10 U.S. workers may not go to work on Monday because of the Super Bowl.

Symptoms of Super Bowl Fever include fatigue, headache, nausea, and rabid fandom.

Employed adults who plan to watch the game with friends, away from home are most at risk to catch Super Bowl Fever.

Your boss isn’t immune to Super Bowl Fever, either.

According to U.S. workers, the Super Bowl is not the only event worth calling in sick for – and it’s not worth lying about.

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Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Poll on behalf of Kronos Incorporated from Jan. 27-29, 2016 among 2,042 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact domenic.locapo@kronos.com.

About The Workforce Institute at Kronos

The Workforce Institute provides research and education on critical workplace issues facing organizations around the globe. By bringing together thought leaders, The Workforce Institute is uniquely positioned to empower organizations with the knowledge and information they need to manage their workforce effectively and provide a voice for employees on important workplace issues. A hallmark of The Workforce Institute’s research is balancing the needs and desires of diverse employee populations with the needs of organizations. For additional information, visit www.workforceinstitute.org.

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries — including more than half of the Fortune 1000® — use Kronos to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.

About The Harris Poll

Over the last five decades, Harris Polls have become media staples. With comprehensive experience and precise technique in public opinion polling, along with a proven track record of uncovering consumers’ motivations and behaviors, The Harris Poll has gained strong brand recognition around the world. The Harris Poll offers a diverse portfolio of proprietary client solutions to transform relevant insights into actionable foresight for a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer packaged goods. Contact us for more information.

 

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Footnote 1: This survey was conducted online by Harris Poll in January 2016 among 2,042 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, of whom 1,068 are employed either full-time or part-time. Throughout this press release, “employees” and/or “Americans” will be used to represent full-time/part-time/self-employed workers weighted to the online U.S. population.

Footnote 2: Calculation based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report from January 2016 that estimates there are 149.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 149.9M * .11= 16.5M may not go into work the day after Super Bowl 50 due to the game.

Footnote 3: Calculation based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report from January 2016 that estimates there are 149.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 149.9M * .07= 10.5M who already requested/plan to request the Monday after Super Bowl 50 off due to the game.

Footnote 4: Calculation based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report from January 2016 that estimates there are 149.9 million employed people in the U.S.: 149.9M * .05 = 7.5M who may show up late to work the Monday after Super Bowl 50 due to the game.

 

Contact               

Domenic Locapo

Kronos Incorporated

+1 978.947.4777

domenic.locapo@kronos.com