Last week our clocks fell back into their natural rhythm as Daylight Saving Time ended for another year. Whether we’re losing an hour or gaining one, many of us find that it messes with our sleep patterns. But according to a survey by the Conference Board of Canada, nearly one-third of Canadian workers feel tired year-round.
Twenty-seven percent of survey respondents said they felt tired most days, or even every day, and nearly half of those (42 percent) admitted that fatigue impacted their productivity on the job. When you’re working with power tools, the risk of injury also increases.
The parents out there won’t be surprised to learn that twice as many people with children 18 or younger living with them reported chronic fatigue than those who don’t have kids at home.
While you can’t exactly advise your employees to not have kids, you can talk to them about proper sleep habits if you do notice them regularly nodding off, or putting themselves and colleague at risk.