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Overtime linked to heart disease

12 May 2010 #Termination

A study of published online in the European Heart Journal has found that people regularly working 10 or 11-hour days increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds.
 
There has been a flurry of studies and reports in recent weeks pointing towards the benefit to both employers and employees of a healthy work/life balance. Initially employers may feel that the longer employees are in the workplace the better it is for the business. However there is more and more evidence suggesting that productivity is improved when employees are happier, less stressed and more rested.
 
Employers should bear this in mind and perhaps look at employees who are in the office longer hours than others. Is it really necessary? There could be some performance issues or the individual may simply need to organise their work better. There also may be some individuals who are hanging on simply to boost their wage packet!
 
If you can cut down on overtime you may find productivity increases and you save costs on overtime payments.
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