2019 Working Hours and Flexibility Survey of UK Office Professionals

Morgan McKinley 20.11.2019

Our 2019 Working Hours and Flexibility survey revealed some interesting insights about the working patterns of employees in the UK. We have created articles and infographics outlining the findings.

Working Hours and Flexibility in the UK

Our extensive 2019 Working Hours and Flexible Working survey revealed how, despite the increasing adoption of flexibility and the demand for a healthy work/life balance, 91% of white collar office professionals in the UK work beyond their contracted hours each week, yet they don’t receive any compensation. 

With 1,500 respondents from varying levels of seniority employed across Financial Services, Professional Services and Commerce and Industry and based in different regions of the country, we obtained an enormous breadth of data about employees’ working patterns. These intriguing findings have been compiled into a number of articles and infographics.

In-depth analysis of findings 

David Leithead, COO of Morgan McKinley UK, discusses the findings in a three part series of articles. The first two outline what was discovered and the final part makes suggestions about how employers can make the most of their flexible workforce.

Part 1 - Watching the clock: Are UK professionals working too long for too little?

UK working hours

Part 2 - Flexible working: A blessing or a curse?

Flexible working trends in the UK

Part 3 - Out of sight, out of mind? How employers need to strengthen engagement with the flexible workforce.

Suggestions for employers

Comparing how working patterns differ

The second stage of analysing the survey findings was to compare how working hours and the availability of flexibility differ according to various criteria, including employees’ area of expertise, where they are based for work, the sector in which they work and gender.

1. Which discipline has the longest working hours?

Infographics of disciplines working hours and flexibility

2. How do working patterns differ across London, the South West and the Home Counties?

Do working patterns differ because of location

3. The differences between working patterns of men and women

Comparison of gender working patterns

4. Comparing working hours and flexibility across sectors

Differences of working patterns across sectors

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