Survey Reveals Over Three Quarters of Employees Have Stolen From WorkplaceBy Maris Interiors Llp, PRNE
Sunday, December 19, 2010
LONDON, December 20, 2010 - 76% of employees have stolen from their place of work according to a
recent survey conducted by office design company Maris Interiors. Men are
particularly light-fingered, with an astonishing 82% admitting to helping
themselves, compared to 71% of women surveyed.
The stationery cupboard was hardest hit, with pens (60%) and printer
paper (42%) being the most commonly pilfered. Stamps (31%), mugs (28%) and
toilet paper (24%) were also frequently taken items. The stapler - often
thought of as a frequent target of office thieves - was only taken by 6% of
One in twenty employees admitted to having taken more valuable items -
ranging from printer toner to laptops. More unusual items declared included
chairs and office plants, even filing cabinets, carpet tiles and entire
Maris Interiors Chairman Michael Howard said "We all know that the
stationery cupboard suffers a bit - but we were extremely surprised that the
numbers were quite so high. The mind boggles why someone would take their
desk home - not to mention quite how they managed it!"
NOTES FOR EDITOR
1. Maris Interiors LLP is the UK's leading specialist in
workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class
working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe.
Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good
design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of
money and help retain and attract key people.
2. 370 people participated in the survey, conducted between 10th - 17th
3. Top 5 most commonly stolen items:
Pens (60%) Paper (42%) Post-it notes (34%) Computer software (31%) Stamps (31%) CONTACT For further information or pictures please contact: ADAM KAY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR E firstname.lastname@example.org D +44(0)20-7902-1874 M +44(0)7788-165951
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