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Home workers struggling to switch off

Employees working from home are finding it difficult to achieve work/life balance, with 92% answering emails outside of working hours

The research, by occupational health service BHSF, surveyed UK employees working at least two days a week from home, and found that 44% of home workers respond to emails out of hours every day and 82% do so at least once a week.

This is an issue for home workers of all ages but older employees, who are more likely to have senior and demanding roles, are significantly more likely to work out of hours, the report noted. While more than a third (34%) of 18- to 30-year-olds respond to emails out of hours on a daily basis this rises to more than half (54%) of those aged 51 and over.

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February 12, 2019

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