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Heatwave causes falling sales for third of fleet companies

More than a third of the 247 fleet businesses surveyed by TrackCompare said that this year’s heatwave caused their sales to fall.

However, 50% reported happier staff.

Just over 8% said more staff took sick leave.

Almost 17% said more staff took sudden holidays.

Despite the scorching heat not a single fleet business relaxed its dress code – as the full survey shows.

How did the heatwave affect your business?

   

Positively

18.18

%

Negatively

27.27

%

Not at all

54.55

%

     

What effect did it have on sales?

   

Increased

9.09

%

Decreased

36.36

%

It made no difference

54.55

%

     

How did staff attendance change?

   

More sudden holidays

16.67

%

An increase in sick leave

8.33

%

No change

75.00

%

     

How did the heatwave affect your staff?

   

Staff appeared happier

50.00

%

Staff appeared more lethargic

16.67

%

No change

33.33

%

     

Were your customers more difficult to contact?

   

Yes

25.00

%

No

75.00

%

     

Were more business targets achieved?

   

Yes

20.00

%

No

80.00

%

     

Did you relax your company dress code?

   

Yes

0.00

%

No

100.00

%

     

Did your customers seem happier?

   

Yes

8.33

%

No

91.67

%

 

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Comments

  • Marc - 18/09/2013 10:50

    Surely the headline should read 'Heatwave made NO difference to sales for two thirds of Fleet Companies' Please resort to Daily Mail headlines - report factually not attention grabbing!!

    • Marc - 18/09/2013 10:51

      @Marc - my error.....'Please do not resort to Daily Mail headlines'

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