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Graduates increasingly shunning nine to five

Published: Monday, 13 August 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Graduate employees in the business sector are increasingly working late night hours, a new study has claimed.

According to officebroker.com many business centres are beginning to operate 24 hours a day in order to provide for late night workers.

It is thought that the lengthening of the working day is caused by businesses extended trading times for consumer ease and to trade with other countries with varying time differences.

Concerned with the increase in employees working longer hours, Jim Venables at officebroker.com said: "People's productivity levels fall when they are tired, overworked or unhappy with their employment situation.

"Individuals will also be more likely to look outside the company for a new role, causing recruitment and retention problems."

He added: "If a person cannot do the job expected of them in the hours for which they are regularly employed then they are either not up to the job or their job description and the expectations of them are wrong."

Recent research has revealed that 75 per cent of financial sector employees expect to work in excess of 35 hours a week.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18243282-ADNFCR

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