UK employees want to work more hours, study reveals

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An estimated 8.6 per cent of workers in the East of England want to work more hours, a study has found, with the gap between unemployment and ‘underemployment’ is at its largest since 2000, a recent study carried out by Reed in Partnership has been able to suggest.

The research found that women (10.7 per cent) are more likely to be looking for additional hours than men (8.4 per cent). Young people aged 18 are four times more likely to want to work more hours than those aged 60 (5 per cent).

In addition, the study said ethnicity is a factor, with people of Bangladeshi origin (18 per cent) the most likely to be underemployed, compared with 8.9 per cent of white British.

Martin Fallon, managing director of Reed in Partnership, said: “While the reduction in unemployment is a good news story, it can mask the fact that millions of people across the UK would like to work more hours.

“Part-time work suits many people, but too often people get trapped in low paid jobs and don’t know how to progress to more hours and a better salary. The government is right to want to expand its in-work support.”

Tensor Time and Attendance and employee management systems enable better overtime monitoring

Beside checking attendance and worked times, the Tensor WinTA Time and Attendance suite also includes a dedicated HR module. Tensor Personnel allows you to record a vast amount of personal information about your company staff, including here basic details, course attendance, educational history, language skills, professional institute memberships, skills, etc.

Moreover, WinTA.NET supplies the relevant managers with information on employee’s absences through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. After that, the intelligent employee management system would rapidly identify missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.

Tensor’s range of products offer both a high level of reliability and good value for money, which means that companies who do decide to implement our solutions will immediately see the returns, without taking a hit as far as their balances are concerned.

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