A slumbering giant?

Griffiths, Julie
August 2007
People Management;8/23/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 17, p15
The article deals with a study which revealed that employees in Great Britain consider work pressures a key factor affecting their sleep patterns. Only thirty percent of two hundred senior human resource (HR) managers indicated lack of sleep as a workplace issue. According to college teacher Philip Hancock, sleep is not an HR concern unless it is a point of crisis. Hotel chain Travelodge states that allowing employees to take a nap can refresh them and make them more productive.


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