How much does your staff ACTUALLY work each week?


How much do you think your full-time staff ACTUALLY works a week?

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Yes – they are full time employees, and they should work 40 hours a week. But we asked business owners what they think their staff works each week on average, and got some interesting answers.

Almost 20% of business owners say that their employees work less than 40 hours a week.

…Even though they are paying them for 40.

So if your staff isn’t putting in all the time they are being paid to work – what are you doing about it? We had a palm-meets-face moment we didn’t think to ask that question when creating the survey.  And what does this say about your employee engagment?

But here’s the real kicker. We asked those same business owners how much they work each week on average.  Here’s what they said:

Almost 65% of business owners work at least 50 hours a week on average (43% work 55+ hours)

Now this was one of the least-skipped question on the survey. Seems that business owners like to boast on how much they work a week.

But hang on – their staff isn’t working the amount their paying them for…? Yet they’re working overtime.  Now this brings the question –

Are you delegating?

We’ve found that delegating is one of the biggest challenges business owners have, and these numbers prove it. And when 5:00PM rolls round, are you the only one still in the office working while your staff packs up and leaves?

We have some tips & tools you can used to help you delegate work, and keep your employees loyal. Join our newsletter for insights, tools, tips & best practices for business owners.  Find out more here.


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Devan Perine

Devan Perine works with small business owners on their marketing and multimedia efforts. She's passionate about helping businesses build their presence online, and giving Gen Y a voice in the workplace. When she's not working, she loves to make a mess in the kitchen, and play with her band around Chicago. She loves to chat! Give her a shout on Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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