-TriNet survey finds bad expense reporting processes make 73 percent of business travelers “feel like a bank” for their companies-
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – A new survey released today by TriNet (NYSE: TNET) shows business expense reporting can be more than just an irritating time drain—it can hurt employees’ personal finances, reduce professional opportunities and even make employees more likely to look for a new job.
The TriNet Expense study - which was conducted by Wakefield Research throughout May and June 2015 - surveyed 1,000 U.S. business travelers ages 23 and over. Results showed that companies’ expense reporting processes have caused business travelers to:
The survey also found that subpar expense reporting procedures are surprisingly costly for employee morale, millennial workers and company reputation.
Employees would rather do taxes than expense reports
Expense reporting can be so odious and complex that business travelers would take extreme measures to avoid the process altogether. Specifically, they would rather:
Millennial workers hurt the most
From missing out on training opportunities to struggling to pay bills, the survey showed that millennials struggled even more than their older colleagues. For example, millennials are:
Bad expense management can a hurt a company’s reputation
A better approach to expense reports can give business travelers a fresh outlook on their employer:
Dan Fritcher, Division Chief Technology Officer, TriNet Cloud
“With U.S. business travel spending expected to top $310 billion in 2015, archaic expense reporting isn’t just frustrating managers and annoying employees - it’s lowering morale, hurting productivity and costing businesses time and money. Simple cloud technology solutions can alleviate these concerns.”
“Millennials are driving the future of work, yet many companies are still in the dark ages when it comes to the basics of expense management. Simple cloud technology solutions can do more than alleviate the burden for employees – they can be a key factor in retaining great talent and making them more productive.”
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About the TriNet Expense Report Survey
The TriNet Expense Report Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com)
(1) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey
(2) Source: Global Business Travelers Association
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