Employees Investing Longer Hours Compared to 5 Years Ago

stress

stress (Photo credit: giuseppesavo)

Employees are putting in longer hours than five years ago with nearly four in five executives said their organization’s employees spend more time on the job since the recession began in 2008. As many as two in three are spending “a great deal” more hours at work.

Do employees in your organization work longer hours than five years ago?

Yes, a great deal

67%

Yes, somewhat              

10%

Not really

23%

Longer hours without a focus on engagement and motivation run the risk of driving disengagement. Employee engagement has been a longstanding focus for both HR and senior management. With streamlined operations, continued fiscal belt tightening, and a workforce that is disgruntled and overly stressed, engagement is receiving a heightened focus. Leaders are recognizing that in the Human Age, talent is the only source of sustainable competitive advantage.

“Leaders need to have courageous conversations with their employees to ensure better alignment between the work their people are doing and the company’s overall strategic objectives,” advised Matt Norquist, General Manager of Right Management’s northeast region, “There are times when deadlines or projects command longer hours, but leaders need to connect the intensity of workloads with dialogue that aligns the work with individual employees’ ambitions, and the organizations’ broader strategic objectives”.

There are also growing pressure on workers. The data shows they rarely leave their desk for lunch and respond to emails from the boss at all hours. They are not taking all their vacation time and when others are laid off, the work of these predecessors are shared by the remaining employees.

From: Right Management

Buy these BLM recommended titles at a discount (click on each book to read and purchase)!

Follow the Magazine:

https://businessleadershipmanagement.wordpress.com/subscribe-follow-the-magazine/

(After you have filled in your email address in the column at the right hand side of the screen, a confirmation email will sent to your email address. You will have to confirm it before subscription begins)

Follow us on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BusinessLeaders

Like us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/BusinessLeadershipManagement

**As part of the Magazine’s drive to reward subscribers/followers, we will be providing subscribers/followers special access to exclusive content which will not be otherwise available to normal visitors. Please be sure to subscribe to the Magazine. Many visitors have given us positive comments that they will be bookmarking the site, but as the system is unable to capture a working email address to which the passcodes for exclusive content will be sent, they will miss out on this content. Do note that passcodes are locked to each exclusive content, not a one-for-all access, so do provide a working email address that you check regularly so as not to miss out on them!

Advertisements

One thought on “Employees Investing Longer Hours Compared to 5 Years Ago

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s