Series: the COST of Human Capital, 1 of 5

August 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

Brian Patrick Cork: The subject is employees not taking lunch breaks. However, it is greatly evident that this practice does extend to smokers.

We recently moved to a new building. A company next to ours offers a steady stream of employees standing about at VERY regular intervals puffing mindlessly away.

Evidently smokers are extremely focused on their state-mandated smoking breaks. The cost to employers relative to employee down-time is extraordinary, and will be the subject of a forthcoming post and a series around the, “cost of Human Capital“.

What Happened to the Lunch Break?’s the last time you left your desk and took a real lunch break? For many workers, the answer is “not recently,” a trend driven by a bad economy and high workplace expectations, researchers say. A recent McDonald’s ad…

Let’s be part of the Solution.

brian patrick cork

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