UK employees who settled into working extra hours at the height of the coronavirus pandemic are continuing to do so, a study has found.
NordVPN Teams analytics had previously observed that employees worldwide were working longer due to the pandemic. Now its new data taken from remote workers shows that people in the UK have settled into a habit of working two hours more per day.
In the US the increase is even more stark, with the average being three extra hours worked per day.
On the other hand, France, Canada and Spain are back to their pre-quarantine working regime, although previous data showed a two-hour increase in working hours.
This could be related to the fact that employees are at least partly back to their offices in most European countries, and so working time has stabilised.
“The data has also revealed that the UK seems to start work an hour later than before the quarantine, but both the US and UK tend to work late. We also see that there is no significant drop in the usage of business VPNs during lunch time, which might suggest that lunch breaks have become shorter,” said Juta Gurinaviciute, chief technology officer at NordVPN Teams.