Magazine article Personnel Journal

Work till You Drop

Magazine article Personnel Journal

Work till You Drop

Article excerpt

Just because employees are working more hours than ever doesn't mean that they're more productive. This month's cover story shows how HR professionals are helping employees learn to work smarter by prioritizing tasks, making better decisions and leading balanced lives.

* 95% of employees work longer than the standard workweek of 40 hours.

* Employees average 10-hour workdays. Some individuals work as long as 15 hours.

* 57% of all employees work six to 20 hours more each week than the standard workweek.

* 6% of employees work more than 20 hours each week beyond the norm.

* The average U.S. employee works approximately 160 more hours each year than the average employee worked 20 years ago.

* Women need on average 30 minutes more time per day than men to complete their personal activities.

* One out of three employees says that he or she is rushed to complete tasks.

* Nearly half of U.S. workers say that their jobs are very or extremely stressful.

* 50% of U.S. workers say that job stress reduces their productivity.

* 46% of all U.S. employees feel more pressure to prove their value to their employers because of the recession.

* Only one in 50 people feels that he or she leads a balanced life.

* 38% of workers cut back on sleep to make time to keep up with their responsibilities. …

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