Slackers take 17% of boss' time, study says Los Angeles Times Copyright 2012 Los Angeles Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:44 a.m., Saturday, November 17, 2012 Of the more than 1,400 chief financial officers interviewed by Robert Half, 95 percent said laggards can bring down office spirits. [...] managers shouldn't try to lone-wolf the hiring process, according to Robert Half. [...] lowball salaries won't get a good worker, according to the study, which reasons that if a company pays employees what they deserve, they're more likely to want to work harder.