Tags: workload

Ninety-three per cent of UK businesses have little or no spare capacity

Over a third of UK businesses (36%) have no capacity to take on more work, and almost three in five (57%) have ‘little capacity’, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). With a high proportion of employers indicating that they would struggle to meet additional demand with current staffing…

The seven deadly email sins stressing employees out

Workers obsessed with checking their emails could be damaging their own mental health and that of their colleagues, according to research at London’s Kingston University. Occupational psychologist Dr Emma Russell believes she has identified the seven deadly email sins that can lead to ‘negative repercussions’ if not handled correctly. Some of the worst habits include…

43% of UK staff say they ‘cannot work any harder’

 Social care workers are UK’s most overstretched staff 43% of UK staff say they ‘cannot work any harder’ 22% of employees have the workload of two or more people But hard workers are getting their rewards from the ‘Career Progression Recession’ 47% of people say a heavy workload has benefited their career Spread-thin British staff…

Poor work-life balance tips the scale for UK talent

Firms neglect to address the relationship between their employees’ work and personal lives Where work-life balance is not supported, one in four employees plan to leave within the next two years A third of UK employees believe they are expected to do an unsustainable amount of work Employees in the UK believe that their organisation…

Employees reaching breaking point – but companies are still demanding more

Employers are facing a disconnection between their productivity expectations for employees and the ability of workforces to deliver. 55% of workers questioned by the business advisory firm CEB stated they can’t handle the stress of their jobs for much longer.   The increasing strain on workers is a result of headcount reductions which have forced remaining…

Uwe Richter: Is the thought of your workload keeping you awake at night?

Try a change in working practices to ease the burden, argues Uwe Richter, Vice President and General Manager for Mindjet International The “always on” society The internet and all that it has brought with it means we now have access to a whole host of products and services at our fingertips almost wherever we are…

Stress Levels Rise Among UK Workers, Some Turning to Drink to Deal With Their Anxieties

Increased workloads, longer hours and pay freezes to blame, according to Croner survey. Nearly half (48%) of the adult workers surveyed by Croner are more or much more stressed than 12 months ago. The survey of over 1,200 adult workers carried out by YouGov reveals that higher unpaid workloads (57%) and performance pressures (45%) are…