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Graduates most productive at 10.30am

Published: Thursday, 01 November 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Workers are at their most productive at 10.30 in the morning, while they begin to turn off from work at 3.30 in the afternoon, according to new research.

The survey, undertaken by employment law firm Peninsula, discovered that 82 per cent of UK workers, including graduates, were more productive at 10.30am than at any other time in the day, while 76 per cent admitted they turn off from work at 3.30pm.

As a result of their findings, Peninsula has called on employers to undertake measures to ensure staff remain productive right up until the end of their working day.

"There are a number of options that bosses can take to ensure workers maximise their productivity but employees also need to understand they get paid to work a full day," said Alan Price, Peninsula's head of HR practice.

"Employers need to ensure that staff are given regular rest breaks and chance to escape the office, if only for a few minutes so that they do not become bored or preoccupied with other matters," he added.

The Trade Unions Congress recently called on employers to give workers access to social networking sites such as Facebook and instead recommended businesses introduce guidelines for the use of the sites during work hours.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18339321-ADNFCR

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