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Infographic: The Irish Working Hours Survey 2016 Results

Nearly three-quarters of Irish employees (73%) work longer than their contracted hours

15-03-2016
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Nearly three-quarters of Irish employees (73%) work longer than their contracted hours according to the Morgan McKinley Working Hours Survey 2016

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About The Working Hours Survey 2016

The survey was carried out in February 2016 among professional employees and Morgan McKinley’s clients of all ranks in the areas of accounting and finance, financial services, technology, engineering, science and office support. Respondents were from all parts of Ireland.  The Irish owned multinational recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley has offices in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, and internationally in the UK,  Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Japan.

Highlights of Morgan McKinley Working Hours Survey 2016 | Ireland

  • 7 out of 10 Irish professionals work longer than their contracted hours.
  • Almost one-fifth worked an extra three months a year, i.e. 10 hours extra per week.
  • 62% of employees felt obligated to work longer than their contracted hours.
  • More than 4  of every 5 professionals said they were not compensated for working over their contracted hours.
  • 43% felt they were more productive in the extra hours worked than in the normal working day, with 75% of these respondents citing fewer disruptions as the reason.
  • Nearly half (48%) of professionals believed flexible working arrangements would make their working lives easier.
  • 36% currently have the option of working from home, with 44% of employees having a flexible start / finish time
  • Only 4% of professionals said, however, that remote working was formally offered as part of company policy, with just over half of professionals saying it was offered on a discretionary or occasional basis.


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