Emergency service managers 'running on empty' as work overload spirals.(News)

Managers in the emergency services are overworked and undervalued according to a survey by the Chartered Management Institute and Adecco, which also depicts employees as being overworked, undervalued and insecure.

The Business Energy Survey questioned over 1,500 managers across the country and found businesses failing to understand the needs of their most important assets and workplace energy dropping dangerously low.

The survey assessed the attitudes, motivations and aspirations of managers. The key findings were:

* Seven day working week--16 per cent of emergency service managers work an extra 14 hours more than they are paid for, effectively equating to a seven day week. …

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