Round-the-clock working cultures within many UK-based multinationals could be a false economy. Employers should help workers to switch off.

Many employers and employees seem to have differing views over what is beneficial to employee wellbeing and productivity. This disconnect could be undermining employers' well intentioned initiatives to boost employee health and wellbeing.

A quarter (26%) of employees believe that working outside of traditional working hours harms their mental wellbeing, according to Lockton's recent research. A fifth (20%) of employees also think it negatively affects their output. Yet 90% of employers believe that working longer hours does not affect productivity. And currently three quarters (74%) of staff at large companies are contractually obliged to be available outside of office hours.

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