Is March Madness a Concern for Employers? You Can Bet On It!
March Madness and the annual National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s and Women’s Division I Basketball Tournaments routinely trigger countless office bracket contests and big distractions for workers. While March Madness can be an opportunity to boost employee engagement and workplace morale, it can also be a point of frustration for employers with the potential for lost productivity. The spread of legalized sports wagering has only added fuel to the potential flame of distraction, and created additional concerns for employers. As the tournament games tip-off, here are some issues employers may want to consider.