Irish Employees Looking For More Overtime Recognition

A survey released by recruitment firm Robert Walters, suggests that 62% of Irish employees feel they get no recognition from employers for working overtime.

The survey asked 600 Irish professionals about a number of employment issues, including work-life balance, environmental policies and employer support.

“Our survey clearly shows that the days of working nine to five 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.

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

Other results from the survey include:

-13% of survey respondents received time in lieu for overtime work

-11% received recognition for overtime work through career progression

-1% received lifestyle gifts for overtime work

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