Study suggests managers are working too hard

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Data published by the Chartered Management Institute suggests that managers in the social care sector are putting in too many hours, for too few returns. The figures, which come from a report titled ‘Quality of Working Life’ , have been issued in support of the TUC’s ‘Work Your Proper Hours’ campaign.

The report indicates that efforts to reduce working hours in recent years have failed to have a positive impact in the social care sector. Some of the key findings of the study include: ‰ 87 per cent of managers in the social care sector regularly work over their contracted hours – a figure that has barely fallen since 2000 (91 per cent);

  • The average manager works 1 hour 18 minutes over contract each day – equivalent to about 40 days a year;
  • only 1 in 5 work excess hours by choice. Most in the sector (56 per cent) do so to meet deadlines or because of the volume of work they face;
  • 38 per cent in the social care sector believe that the UK&rsq

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