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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/10/2003

Engagement, dedication rise with time off

Braunschweig, Germany

— Research at the Technical University of Braunschweig has linked leisure time to increased staff engagement. A study of 147 employees at six public-sector workplaces showed that even one evening of doing nothing work-related resulted in staff who were more proactive, more dedicated, took more initiative and more readily pursued on-the-job learning.

Whistle-blower hotline service

Perth, Australia