Careless errors let work stars down

Sloppy spelling and poor grammar hinder an employee’s journey up the career ladder, research by Office Angels reveals.

The survey of 1, 500 employers and employees showed that 84 per cent of employers believe that otherwise excellent work is ruined by careless errors, and over three-quarters said that workers who show attention to detail are more likely to be on a fast track to promotion.

Despite this nearly half of employees admit that they don’t check through their work, other than with computer spell checks.

Paul Jacobs, communications director of Office Angels, said, "It is easy to miss mistakes, particularly if we have written the piece and are familiar with the content. The best advice is to read it out load or get a colleague to read through it with you.”

www.officeangels.co.uk

By Matt Adey

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