Is lying part of life for your workers? According to a new survey, it might be. Of 1,000 employees of U.S. companies, 96% say they’ve lied about their reasons for taking a sick day. Of those, only 27% say they regret the lie; and 41% say they would do it again.
Among other findings from the survey:
- The vast majority (91%) of those who have lied say they’ve never been caught in their fibs.
- The most common lies workers tell are feeling sick (84%), family emergencies (65%), doctor’s appointment (60%), and family member’s death (31%).
- Over half (56%) of Gen Z workers say they are likely to lie to get out of work in the future, compared with 46% of millennials, 37% of Gen Xers, and 27% of Baby Boomers.