Workers 'touch base while on holiday'

21-08-2007

Workers 'touch base while on holiday'
As many as 50 per cent of workers in the UK will stay in contact with work while on holiday according to the results of a new survey, showing that many employees simply cannot bear to be totally free of the office.

Research carried out by Peninsula shows that five in ten employees will maintain contact with work while on holiday, with 51 per cent planning to call the office at least once and 63 per cent intending to keep daily contact.

Meanwhile, 60 per cent admit that they will spend their time worrying about their job and whether or not it will remain safe while they are away.

Peter Done of Peninsula suggests that bosses reassure employees by letting them know they deserve a break, while workers are advised to make sure all deadlines are met before travelling, for peace of mind. They are also advised to liaise with colleagues beforehand to cover any emergent problems.

"It is often difficult to switch off from work when going on holiday but it is about recharging batteries and getting away from the working environment," comments Mr Done.

Research from officebroker.com reveals an increase in the number of employees working long hours into the night.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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