Staff working longer hours now than a year ago, figures show
People who work in serviced offices may be interested to hear that new research has shown that people are working longer hours now than they were one year ago.
Figures from accountancy and business advisory consultancy RSM Tenon showed that three-quarters of people are putting more hours into their jobs, with 70 per cent saying the work more than the average 31.8 hours.
Few of these people received overtime pay or time in lieu, the survey found.
Carl Jackson, head of recovery with the company, said: “Many companies may have over-compensated for the recession and shed more jobs proportionately than the work they have lost. This therefore causes the remaining staff to be overstretched, and the consequences of that decision are being felt now.”
Research by psychology company Robertson Cooper found that staying late in the office on a regular basis can cause health problems, costing the company more in absenteeism.