You often work late in the evening, on weekends or on your lunch break? These extra hours you may not be paid. And you are not alone in this situation. According to a study* published Tuesday, carried out for ADP (Automatic Data Processing), group specialized in human resources management, focusing on the behaviors and state of mind of the employees to face the world of work, more than one employee out of two French (58%) report that they perform regular unpaid overtime.
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On 1410 the employees interviewed - among 10.585 in eight european countries (France, Germany, Italy, netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) - the French report that they work an average of nearly five hours (4h37) per week, without consideration. 12% have even claimed to work more than 10 hours without additional compensation. This trend is particularly prevalent in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. The latter is the champion of unpaid overtime, with almost a quarter (22%) of the employees interviewed claim to work for free at least 10 hours per week. The european average is almost five hours (4h47) per week.25-34 year olds are more hours of unpaid overtime
In France, the number of hours of unpaid overtime is observed significantly among the 25-34 year olds. On this age group, 16% of employees surveyed say they carry, outside of their normal time of work, more than ten hours non-refundable. Side sectors, 23% of French employees operating in the business of arts and culture, and 22% among those working in the it and telecommunications, say they regularly work more than 10 hours of overtime weekly, for no financial consideration. The tendency is also common among employees in the building and engineering, where 59% said they perform often five unpaid overtime hours per week.
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And in some cases, the employees would perhaps not realize that their overtime hours have not been paid, because they do look or do not always understand the detail of their payroll. In France, 30% admit that they never could see anything if their payroll was not correct.The number of hours worked, not a source of productivity
More broadly, "it seems that employers do not always manage to find the right balance between the commitment of employees, the number of hours worked and the sentiment of a just retribution," said Carlos Fontelas de Carvalho, President of the ADP in France and in Switzerland, quoted in a press release. "Beyond the risk of depletion which may be exposed to certain employees, what are the situations that generate loss of motivation with negative long-term consequences on health, productivity and therefore the overall performance of the company", he adds.
In fact, working longer does not necessarily equate with productivity enhancement, according to the survey. Poor management is the main obstacle to productivity for nearly a quarter (23 %) of european employees surveyed. 18 % consider themselves to be less productive because of systems and ineffective processes, and all because of a lack of staff, especially in the areas of health and sales. In contrast, at the time of the all-digital, only 5% of european employees feel distracted at work by social networks and 4% because of their personal phone.
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in order To improve their productivity, more than half of european employees (56%) say that if they had the choice, they would prefer to work only four days per week. A pace that they consider that can be beneficial for the balance between private life and professional life to which employees, both French and european, are increasingly.
* This study, entitled The Workforce View in Europe, was conducted in October 2018, by Opinion Matters, an independent agency of market research, with a sample of 10.585 employees in eight european countries: France, Germany, Italy, netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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