According to a recent survey conducted by SecureEnvoy, a security firm, half of the working class is likely to log in to their e-mail accounts during the Christmas holidays. UK employees are considered to be more addicted to checking e-mails. In the survey, the firm questioned around 1,000 people who are working full time.
According to the survey report, younger employees between the age group of 18 and 24 are more inclined to check their mails than the older people who are above 50 years of age. The study also found out that people who often check their mails possessed the fear of losing their jobs.
Out of the 1,000 people who were surveyed, 31% said they would check their e-mails occasionally during the holiday. 15% confessed that they would check their e-mails frequently, even during the holidays, while 34% said they have no interest in checking the mails during the holiday season.
According to Vanessa Robinson, head of HR at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, employees in their twenties may be addicted to checking e-mails, but it is so because, "The younger generation is more digitally connected than its older peers, but they will probably also be checking their Facebook and other online communication systems over the holiday period. They may just wish to be connected to work, not because they are insecure but just because they wish to feel as if they are still informed."
Experts suggest, if e-mails were used correctly, they can be the best way to communicate. This is because a person does not need to be online to receive e-mails, unlike phones that need both the parties to be present on either side.
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