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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

UK staff 'working harder than ever'

Staff in the UK are currently working harder than ever in their jobs as they look to impress their employers in the current economic climate, one expert has observed.

Dr Clare Kelliher, senior lecturer in strategic human resource management at Cranfield School of Management, said there is evidence that this has been going on for some time, with staff boosting their efforts at work to guarantee job security and also gain extra money from overtime.

"There's a general trend, not least for people who work in organisations where they have increased competitive pressures, that the recession has had an amplifying effect on that," she noted.

Dr Kelliher also predicted that "a number of factors" are likely to result in the decreasing of the formal working week, with many people working remotely outside of the typical nine to five shift.

Recent research carried out by Churchill Car Insurance showed that the traditional nine to five working day is now viewed as a thing of the past, with 51 per cent of motorists arriving at work before 08.30 and 21 per cent starting between 05.15 and 07.30 in a bid to beat the traffic.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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