America’s business travelers are mixing business with pleasure—and it’s happening more often than you may think. According to a national survey* we conducted, more than a quarter (27%) of business travelers admit to binge drinking while on business trips, and more than one in ten (11%) told us they’ve “picked up” a stranger at a bar while on a work-sponsored trip.
This type of behavior is a cause for concern for employers, as it not only poses substantial risks to their employees’ personal safety, but also could lead to lawsuits that threaten their company’s bottom line and reputation.
Unfortunately, the on-the-road indiscretions don’t stop with overindulgences in sex and alcohol…which could lead to some potentially harmful scenarios that can keep employers up at night. Learn more in our latest infographic:
Survey methodology: These findings are based on a Google Consumer Survey of more than 1,000 business travelers. Google Consumer Surveys automatically field a validated, representative sample of respondents and allocate users according to the demographic spread of U.S. Census data of Internet users.