A recent survey revealed that as many as 65.1% of Brits admit to thinking about work outside of office hours, with 29.5% of professionals confessing to not having a good work-life balance.
New research from CV-Library also found that as many as one in three (34.8%) check their phone for work-related purposes right before they go to sleep and as soon as they wake up.
The majority (78.3%) of professionals surveyed believe that this ‘always-on work’ culture sweeping the UK is having a negative impact on their life. For example:
- Poor quality of sleep (52.8%)
- Increased stress levels (51.9%)
- Feeling exhausted (50.6%)
- Spending less time with family (47.6%)
- Unable to do enjoyable hobbies (38.8%)
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, commented, “It’s concerning to learn that such a large percentage of UK professionals are continuing to work outside of their contracted hours. While technology has opened us up to a world of opportunities, it also makes it all too easy to access emails and shared drives from home.
“And it’s clear that this is having a negative impact on their wellbeing, with many losing sleep, feeling increasingly stressed and having less time to enjoy their private lives.”