Shorter breaks lead to higher productivity levels

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Short breaks are taking over from traditional summer holidays and lead tohigher productivity at work, according to new research. A survey by Reed.co.uk shows that the UK’s attitude towards holidays ischanging and that UK staff are set to take 82,763,000 short breaks this year. Of more than 6,500 people surveyed, less then one in three (30 per cent)will be taking a traditional fortnight’s summer break, while 70 per cent saidthey were more likely to take a short break than they were five years ago. Two-thirds of UK staff feel that shorter breaks lead to higher productivitycompared with traditional two-week holidays. Workers also believe short breaks make the return to work less stressfulbecause they don’t have to face big backlogs of work on their return. “Short holidays mean that things can generally wait until you getback” said one respondent,. Another put it more bluntly when they said:”There is less work to catch up on and fewer mistakes to correct caused bythe people who attempted to cover for you.” Martin Warnes, head of operations for Reed.co.uk, said: “The UK appearsto be undergoing a shift in attitudes towards holidays, with rising numberstaking short breaks instead of the traditional summer fortnight. “While factors such as the increase of cheap flights and last-minutedeals play their part, it seems many people also find that short breaks cutdown workplace stress.” Comments are closed. Shorter breaks lead to higher productivity levelsOn 13 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Atletico Madrid step up attempts to deter Man United interest in Lucas Hernandez

first_imgThe Spanish club are in talks with Hernandez about a new deal that would increase his release clause to €150m (£135m).The France international would also have his wage increased to a level similar to that of Atletico’s best-paid players. Atletico Madrid want to raise Lucas Hernandez’s release clause to €150m (£135m) to ward off interest from Manchester United.The 22-year-old impressed last season in Spain and he was rewarded with a place in France’s World Cup squad. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The left-back cemented his position in the team during the tournament and helped them go on to be crowned champions.Manchester United are now interested in signing Hernandez this January and they have the funds to do so.The defender currently has an €80m (£72m) release clause in his contract after committing his future to the club until 2024 and that is within the Old Trafford club’s budget.But, according to AS, they need to act fast as Atletico are working on increasing that amount. 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND moving on RANKED center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 targets Latest Transfer News REVEALED Hernandez also won the World Cup with France in the summer Hernandez won the Europa League with Atletico last season Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

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