Tom Gimbel: Fantasy Football at work

Image 1 of 2

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The NFL’s popularity is going to cost your boss this season, according to a report from FOX Business. 

Fantasy players are expected to use one hour per week updating their rosters, making trades and checking injury reports at work. As a result, the projected 56.8 million Americans and Canadians who will play fantasy football could cost their employers as much as $16 billion in lost wages, according to an estimate from consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

But Tom Gimbel, the founder and CEO of the recruiting firm LaSalle Network, joined us LIVE on Good Day Chicago to talk more about why Fantasy Football at work could actually be a good thing. 

Gimbel says people will play Fantasy Football, even if companies try to keep their employees from switching up their roster at work. But he says if a CEO gets involved in that conversation, employees are more likely to be up front about their productivity. 

Click play above to hear what he has to say about deadlines and managing employees.