Staff work longer hours

Helen Burch at her Southsea home, but still waiting for a bed Picture: Malcolm Wells

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STAFF in Portsmouth are working too hard, a study by workplace provider Regus has shown.

The study found that more than three-quarters of staff say their manager views those arriving early and leaving late as the most hard working.

Around 78 per cent of staff are guilty of so-called presenteeism, compared to a UK average of 72 per cent.

The study also found that 81 per cent of workers in Portsmouth said flexible working makes them more productive, significantly higher than the UK average of 74 per cent.

The study showed 91 per cent of those surveyed believe that giving staff a choice of work location and hours improves loyalty to their employer and, ultimately, staff retention.