Let the March Madness Begin! New Survey Reveals Who’s Most Likely to Participate in Office Pools

NCAAAh, it’s that time of year again. Sure, the first day of spring infuses a sigh of relief into many exhausted wintry commuters but today’s also a sign that the annual NCAA basketball tournament is in full effect.

So, naturally this brings us to talking about office pools. Per a new CareerBuilder survey, one in five workers have participated in a March Madness office pool.

Apparently, people in management are most likely to participate in office pools related to the tournament. Directors, managers and team leaders are most likely to participate whereas entry level and administrative workers are least likely to participate.

As for the industry, financial services folks are the most likely to bet on brackets. Sales and IT professionals followed suit in second and third places. More men than woman have participated in March Madness office pools. According to the survey, 26 percent of men have participated compared to 13 percent of women.

Generationally speaking, Millennials are pretty keen on the tournament considering 22 percent of employees from 25 to 34 years-old have participated in the past and 16 percent plan to take part this year.