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How far coffee lovers would go

32% employees would rather streak naked than give up coffee

Human Resources Online is heading to Bangkok with the Accelerate HR conference on November 26-27.
HR leaders from Agoda, DKSH, Fonterra, FWD, Kasikornbank, Minor Food, Nissan Motor and more have already confirmed to speak.
Early-bird tickets are still available.

For those who think they simply can’t live without coffee, you’re not alone. According to a this year’s Staples Coffee Survey, close to one-third of USA employees would rather streak naked through the main street of their town than give up coffee for a year.

In fact, 54% of those polled would give up sweets entirely over coffee while almost a good quarter would give up their smartphones to keep their rights over their caffeine fix. Even more surprising, as much as 24% would give up their annual vacation in favour of access to coffee.

“Drinking coffee is engrained in the daily routine of the U.S. workforce – 59% drink at least two cups daily – and many consider it essential for them to do their work at a high level,” said Kerry Anne Carter, vice president, Staples Business Advantage.

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According to the survey, 35% of employees requires at least a cup to feel productive or alert during the day. When employees were asked which tasks they can’t handle before their first cup of the day, top answers included thinking, talking to anyone and commuting to work.

“Taking the initiative to provide free coffee options and a welcoming breakroom can go a long way toward keeping employees happy and productive,” Carter concluded.

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Uncover and learn about complex HR innovation tools and strategies at Accelerate HR from Thailand's largest employers including Agoda, DKSH, Fonterra, FWD, Kasikornbank, Minor Food, Nissan Motor and more.
Happening in Bangkok on 26-27 November, early-bird tickets are still available.

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