62pc of Irish employees get no recognition for overtime work – survey
Employers demand more out of existing staff in a downturn, said Louise Campbell, managing director of Robert Walters Ireland

62pc of Irish employees get no recognition for overtime work – survey

2 Nov 201186 Views

More than half (62pc) of Irish employees receive no recognition from employers for working overtime, a survey from recruitment consultancy firm Robert Walters suggests.

However, the number of survey respondents who received no recognition for overtime work decreased from 66pc in 2010’s survey.

In this year’s survey, almost 600 Irish professionals were asked about a number of employment issues, including work-life balance, environmental policies and employer support.

Our survey clearly shows that the days of working 9-5 are long gone, with the majority of Irish professionals working longer hours for no extra remuneration,” said Louise Campbell, managing director of Robert Walters Ireland.

“Employers demand more out of existing staff in a downturn, and many would expect their employees to complete their workload irrespective of standard working hours,” said Campbell.

The proportion of those receiving overtime pay increased by 1pc since 2010, with 12pc now saying they receive monetary recognition for working overtime.

Thirteen per cent of survey respondents received time in lieu for overtime work, which is also an increase of 1pc since last year.

Eleven per cent received recognition for overtime work through career progression, which was another slight increase from 2010.

Survey respondents who received lifestyle gifts for overtime work was 1pc, the same figure since 2010.

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