A recent research paper revealed that as many as 20% of people at work have difficulties because they are left-handed. You can read more about the research here.
Is it a problem… well yes it is…
“Left-handers face real, practical challenges at work, from conducting simple tasks, such as having to use right-handed scissors that don’t cut, to persevering with entire workstations being laid out incorrectly, making them difficult and uncomfortable to use.”
- The majority of UK employers (96.7%) don’t ask new employees if they are left-handed
- Only a quarter of businesses (25.4%) provide left-handed staff with specialist office equipment and stationery
- 82.4 percent of employees believe that employers have a duty of care to ensure left-handed staff have adequate tools in the workplace
- A further five percent of the UK’s working population is ambidextrous, and would like the choice of left or right-handed equipment
So this is a serious issue for as many as 20% of those that as HR Professionals, Directors or Business Owners you are overseeing.
What can you do to help?
I thought it would be helpful for me to provide some assistance.
You can Download a PDF file PRODUCTS TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE LEFT HANDED whch provides some products that will help you to make a workstation left-hander friendly.
You can also get in touch with me directly here if you prefer.