Don’t be shocked in case your coworker calls out “sick” Monday, as a file variety of U.S. adults are anticipated to be sidelined Monday, Feb. four, after the New England Patriots face off in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII.
Companies can rely on an estimated 17.2 million staff lacking work the day after the Super Bowl — ensuing within the lack of roughly $four billion in productiveness, in response to the “Super Bowl Fever Survey” commissioned by workforce-services firm Kronos Inc.
This 12 months’s estimate marks a file excessive — surpassing 2016’s excessive estimate of 16.5 million absent employees, Kronos reported. Legal betting markets are pointing to a very shut sport, with New England favored over L.A. by a mere 2.5 factors, and specialists say 103.four million Americans are anticipated to tune into the sport — 61% of them employed.
“This year marks the largest anticipated day of Super Bowl-related absenteeism we’ve seen since … Kronos began tracking this phenomenon in 2005. Both employees and their bosses continue to play hooky the day after the Big Game,” stated Joyce Maroney of Kronos.
No-show staff are anticipated to cost employers greater than $2.5 billion in misplaced productiveness in response to the Challenger Gray & Christmas, Inc.’s “Super Bowl Productivity Loss Report.” That quantity could be even increased this 12 months because the agency’s estimate is predicated on 13.9 million Americans taking part in hooky or requesting the break day Monday.
Distractions at work, late arrivals and early departures from the workplace will even put a damper on output Monday, with staff who do report back to work delivering subpar performances after the massive sport, costing extra billions by non-productivity.
“If all of the workers who watch the Super Bowl spend just one hour of their work day discussing the game or come in one hour late, the productivity losses could hit $1.7 billion,” stated Andrew Challenger, Vice President of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Businesses within the Los Angeles and New England areas are anticipated to see essentially the most absences, in response to Challenger.
“Especially with Los Angeles having their new team in the Super Bowl, win or lose, that market will likely see a lot of productivity loss after the game,” he stated.