Sleepy employees should be offered "snooze breaks"


Sleepy employees should be offered
Nap times may be a good idea for staff who keep dropping off in the middle of the day, one expert has stated.

Head of diversity at Peninsula Deb Gibbons has noted that productivity may be boosted by a short sleep, Online Recruitment reports.

Following new research by Peninsula that showed 63 per cent of staff have with fallen asleep or felt very tired at work, Ms Gibbons has put forward a new initiative.

"One incentive to consider would be to offer workers a short snooze break. Whilst this may seem like a crazy idea it could increase productivity and possibly prevent an accident in the workplace," she suggested.

A further 73 per cent of people said they would have a nap if their employer offered the opportunity.

Those who operate machinery or drive for a living are putting their lives and the lives of others at risk if they are in danger of falling asleep at work, Ms Gibbons added.

It was predicted by Abbey that a St Patrick's Day hangover this year would prevent 300,000 people from making it in to work.

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