"Hard work isn’t going unnoticed and mobile working and technology is having more of an impact on employer attitudes than people think."
--Russ Stockdale, Mozy
Nearly three quarters of bosses are OK for the members of their teams to arrive for work later than their set hours as they believe that their employees will have been working long before they get to their desks.
This is in fact true: 60 percent of workers check their email before 8:30 in the morning and 60 percent check it after 6:30 in the evening.
On average, it was shown that employees could show up for work as much as 32 minutes late before their employers started to believe they were being taken advantage of.
British bosses offered the least flexibility, wanting employees at their desks no later than 24 minutes after they were due to start, while US employers were the most tolerant of late arrivals, forgiving staff for being 37 minutes late, on average. German bosses were most likely to demand absolute punctuality with 40 percent requiring on-the-dot attendance.
Women are 20 percent more likely than men to want their staff in on time, while men are twice as likely as women to allow team members to turn up more than two hours late.
In addition to later start times, bosses are flexible about days when employees aren’t able to come in at all, with the average employer letting staff work from home for a quarter of the business week.
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