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Longer hours for hard-working employees

20 Dec 12

Over a third of employees are working more than 51 hours per week, risking burnout in a "project-driven work environment."

That is according to recent findings for employment consultant firm Hudson, who says 29.6% of workers are currently experiencing burnout as a result of extra hours in the office.

With only 22% of the additional workload attributed to a smaller team sizes, half of the surveyed employees believe customer demand to be the chief factor behind the extended working week.

"Many businesses are 'flying while they build the plane'," says Roman Rogers, Hudson New Zealand GM.

The results show a rise in hiring intentions, with 31% intending to take on more staff, especially in the South Island, while 59% of companies plan on keeping their headcount the same.

Workloads in Canterbury have been increasing as businesses try to maintain normality during the rebuild, with Hudson recommending employers clarify employee expectations to avoid mis-management and burnout.

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