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Unpaid overtime in UK workplaces, impacting employee retention and business performance

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An embedded culture of overwork and unpaid overtime in UK workplaces is taking a severe toll on business and workers, according to new research released today by Protime UK. The research, conducted among 2,000 UK employees, found excessive workloads and unrealistic expectations from managers are driving a work environment that undermines employee, motivation, productivity, retention […]

1 in 5 office workers puts in overtime every single day

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A quarter of UK office workers are putting in overtime hours every single day, a new nationwide survey into work life balance has revealed. The Digital Detox survey, conducted by Just Eat for Business, uncovers workers’ habits towards breaks and computer use, focusing on screen time. The study also includes expert comments on the mental impact of […]

60% of Brits personally affected by after-work emails

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While digital technology has kept us safe during the pandemic, for millions of people, working from home has felt more like sleeping in the office, making it harder to fully switch off. The right to disconnect has been law for six years in France, where companies are asked to set agreed ‘specific hours for ‘teleworkers. […]

Britain’s overtime culture ‘putting lives at risk at the wheel’

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A survey of British workers has exposed how the UK’s overtime culture is putting drivers at risk at the wheel, owing to poor sleep, pressure to respond quickly and stress and distraction.  The research1 by business insurer NFU Mutual found that more than a third of people who work full or part time in the UK […]

Nearly a third of UK workers admit to working overtime at the weekends

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British workers are at risk of burning out, as reports show many across the UK are working overtime at weekends and even taking their work on holiday with them. The study by workspace provider Regus revealed that 30% of British employees work through their free time, with concerns being raised that not enough is being […]

Bringing work home could affect your health

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Taking work out of the office could have long-term effects on your health, according to new research. The study by online retailer Furniture123.co.uk showed that while 41% of employees admitted to taking work home with them at least once a week, less than one in five have an appropriate home setup. Almost a quarter surveyed […]

Overworked Brits give 180 extra hours for free

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Almost three quarters (71%) of office staff are so overwhelmed with work they have to put in 180 extra hours every year, according to new research. Brits spend on average an extra 44 minutes every week – that’s 36 hours annually – checking emails, answering phone calls and completing other tasks originally scheduled for their […]

Pitman Training leads UK campaign for shorter working week

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As Sweden introduces a shorter working week with proven health benefits, increased productivity, and profit, and statistics showing UK workers are struggling to leave their 9-5 on time, with the majority of employees now working an extra day (8.73 hours) every week on top of their contracted hours, Pitman Training has launched a free ‘need […]

The average Brit works 38 days of overtime every year

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Earlier this week we reported that UK staff rack up 66 million hours of unpaid overtime each week. A new study has taken this down to an individual level,  revealing that British employees work an average of 38 working days above their paid contract every year. Researchers found workers actually graft for an incredible extra […]

Burnt out Brits are working 66 million overtime hours each week for free

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OnePulse, the UK’s leading opinion app, has today revealed that UK employees are working an additional 66 million hours* of overtime each week without being compensated. The ‘Work it Out’ Report, commissioned by OnePulse and published as part of National Work Life Week (3-7 Oct 2016) asked 2000 UK-based employees for their honest opinion on […]

Brits rack up £43 billion of unpaid overtime a year

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The latest research from reed.co.uk has calculated that Britain’s workforce clocks up £43 billion worth of unpaid overtime every year. The research revealed that one in five UK employees work eight or more hours of overtime every week – that’s one whole extra day. What’s more, only 40% are paid for the additional hours put […]