RESEARCH NEWS: 91% of employees work during their personal time

A whopping 91 per cent of employed adults in the UK, US and Australia report working  during non-business hours, according to a new survey by Jive Software.

Thirty-seven per cent of American employees say they work more than 10 hours per week during their time off. Whereas 27 per cent of Australian employees and 18 per cent of British employees reported working more than 10 hours per week during their personal time.

These findings show how work and personal lives continue to merge across the globe.

The research also revealed more than half of employed people in the US (62 percent) and Australia (51 percent) use their personal smartphones or tablets for work-related purposes, compared with only 36 percent of Brits.

Nathan Rawlins, vice president of product marketing at Jive, said: “Employees around the globe are spending far too much time on unproductive work: sitting through unnecessary meetings, wading through endless email, and constantly searching for long-lost documents—leading to more people doing their actual jobs on off hours.

“Fortunately, with social collaboration, businesses can transform the way people work, ensuring employees can be more productive at the office, while giving them time back for a balanced life. The result: more productive, happier employees.”