The above link will take you to an article about how seemingly harmless gambling in the workplace can cause havoc on a business's productivity.
Many of those who are struggling with a gambling addiction spend large amounts of time at work picking teams, giving recommendations to others who are gambling during work hours, passing out pool brackets for sports gambling and monitoring their fantasy sports teams. Some even place their bets during business hours using their work computers or work issued cell phones. Some even watch sporting events during work hours. Others may even be playing pay per click slot machines or free slots on websites.
It can be helpful for employers to approach their employees with concerns and recommend a gambling evaluation and treatment to their employee who is gambling during work hours. Your employees can get the help they need and return to their status as a highly productive employee. Many people who have addiction to gambling have stumbled in their life and just need someone to guide them to treatment and the compassionate help that he or she needs to start a path to and then through recovery. Please call us at Peace and Power Counseling, we can help you and your employee find hope and healing.