Commuting would be soooooo much easier if we could just strap on a personal jetpack and fly right over all the traffic. It could combat that problem of chronic tardiness (although the downside would be helmet hair).
Tired of playing time cop? 13% of employees report being late to work at least once a week. Maybe it’s just a habitual offenders who are the problem, but chronic tardiness can be a drain on employee productivity and a company’s bottom line. While the unpredictable can happen (rescued a kitten, flushed your keys, smashed your finger), there are some late-for-work excuses that show up time after time.
It should be no surprise that rush hour traffic is the #1 excuse for being late. A 2015 survey of over 2,500 hiring and human resource managers conducted by on behalf of CareerBuilder found that traffic was blamed for 53% of the excuses.
How many times does an employee come in late to work, blaming the traffic? Chances are good that it’s a valid excuse. While the DFW Metroplex has creeped its way down the “worst commutes in North America list,” it still has challenges when it comes to commuting. A growth in population, compounded with never-ending roadway construction, makes delays the norm, not the exception.