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One third of Briton working unpaid 16 hours extra

15 Aug 2012

Every week one in ten Britons are working an extra week of unpaid work into their working schedule, according to new survey.

The survey conducted by Travelodge suggests that a third of Britons are working an additional 16 hours per week than they did five years ago, to manage their workload and keep management happy.

This unpaid overtime means the average worker works an 9.1 unpaid hours every week, which is the equivalent of £5,276.18 in unpaid time every year. Across the working population, this means British workers give away £157.2bn in unpaid time.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman, says: "This year we have experienced a significant rise in just Saturday night bookings compared to previous years. To obtain a better understanding of the rational behind this trend we commissioned research to investigate how the economic crisis is affecting the psychologies of British holidaymakers. 

"Our research findings have highlighted that Nightcation breaks are a growing trend amongst Britons as they are an easy to book, cost effective short break that help workaholic Britons recuperate and recharge for the week ahead."

Flexible Working Hours helps to maintain a Work/Life balance

Borer's Time and Attendance system is designed to offer employees more flexibility in the workplace. With more and more emphasis being placed on work life balance, organisations must define procedures to support employees. One way to do this is by implementing flexitime.

One of the main advantages of automating the process is that via FUSION, employees have access to their own attendance information e.g. hours worked, flexi balances etc.

In terms of flexitime, this means that employees are always aware of when they are close to reaching their target banked debit or credit hours and can take time off or work more hours accordingly. This, in turn, significantly reduces the number of queries to HR and payroll allowing these departments to get on with more strategic initiatives.

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