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Hannah Parry
Hannah Parry
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  • 22nd August 2011

Longer hours for office workers


Businesses looking to may be interested to know that 75 percent of office workers are putting more hours into their job with almost three-quarters claiming that they work more than the average 31.8 hours.

This research from accountancy and business advisory consultancy RSM Tenon leads to the conclusion that office workers are working longer hours than they were exactly one year ago and reveals that very few people are receiving payment in lieu.

Carl Jackson, head of recovery with RSM Tenon, states that "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".

Staff who frequently stay late at the office are proven to be more susceptible to health issues as a result, ultimately costing the company more in absenteeism, according to research by psychology company Robertson Cooper.

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