7 Things to do on a Night Shift

2017-09-21T11:58:12+00:00

The night shift is a unique work period. For plenty of shift workers, especially those involved in ongoing care, it can be non stop grind of activity. For others, such as emergency first responders, it’s feast or famine, with long periods of inactivity punctuated with periods of extreme busyness. In this circumstance, it can be difficult to remain alert and focused. There’s all kinds of advice out there to help you stay awake – such as exercising, napping, eating a little and often, drinking plenty of water etc. All of them important tips to take on board. But what do real [...]

7 Things to do on a Night Shift2017-09-21T11:58:12+00:00

Shift work is ruining my home life! Are you affected by the Spill-Over effect?

2017-09-16T13:51:31+00:00

Occupational Psychology PhD student, Naomi Booth Wade looks at the Spill-Over-Effect –  the facts figures and reasons why shift working can seriously affect your home life. Bringing work stress home with you? Welcome to the Spill-Over-Effect! Shift work is tough. Not only can shift work hours be unsociable, they can be stressful and when it's stressful at work, it gets stressful at home as well. In fact, 64% of shift workers with children, 58% of shift workers who were divorced, 45% of shift workers who were married, and 25% of shift workers who were single all reported that their work influenced the [...]

Shift work is ruining my home life! Are you affected by the Spill-Over effect?2017-09-16T13:51:31+00:00

Can you maintain a social and family life when you do shift work?

2017-09-16T13:48:55+00:00

Social life and shift work - Is it possible to maintain the two? All shift workers know what it is like to be out of sync with normal life. Family and friends seem to be able to plan activities without a worry, and they want to include you, but you are too busy sleeping or working to join in to the fullest extent. Trying to maintain family life, or any kind of social life becomes nearly impossible and the results can be painful, including any of the following. 1. Isolation The feeling of social isolation/loneliness is common for shift workers. It [...]

Can you maintain a social and family life when you do shift work?2017-09-16T13:48:55+00:00

Thinking of taking a job that involves shift work, night shifts or extraordinary hours? Here’s some things to look out for.

2017-09-16T13:46:09+00:00

Going into shift work? Good luck! It can be a tough working experience, with long shifts, alternating patterns and unsociable hours. It's no wonder that so many shift workers end up with bad health and bad habits! It may be that your career path will always involve shift work, or maybe it’s a lifestyle choice that is taken to suit your circumstances. Or perhaps shift work is just the only work out there. Whatever you reason, there are some basic employee rights to be aware of and some  expectations your employer should make clear. These rights extend to the UK but [...]

Thinking of taking a job that involves shift work, night shifts or extraordinary hours? Here’s some things to look out for.2017-09-16T13:46:09+00:00