Tuesday 16 July 2019

Majority of workers prefer pay hike to more holidays

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Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Seven in 10 employees would prefer a pay rise rather than more time off, as cash proves to be king for workers.

This comes as the jobless rate fell to 4.4pc last month.

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On the back of this companies are struggling to hire and retain staff.

When staff do take time off it appears they have problems switching off, with 71pc of employees admitting to staying in contact with the office while away, according to a survey of more than 1,000 professionals by consulting group Korn Ferry.

Meanwhile, two in three people said they had cut short or cancelled a break for work reasons.

Korn Ferry Ireland chairman Rob Wilder said: "Disconnecting from the workplace is critical to avoiding burnout and maximising the productivity of your workforce."

"Today's always-on business environment makes switching-off extremely difficult, meaning employers must make a concerted effort to promote a culture that encourages workers to rest and refresh," he added.

Irish Independent

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