Holidays A Work Free Zone? Not For Most Of Us

Holidays A Work Free Zone? Not For Most Of Us
SHARE
THIS



Australians remain attached to their phones and work email even while away on holiday, The 2014 Mobile Index commissioned by Expedia and Egencia found.

According to the study, three out of four Australians continue using their smartphones, tablets and laptops during their time off.

Furthermore, 74% of Australians were found to use the same device for both work and personal purposes. The fact that work related calls and emails are being streamed to the same devices being used for personal purposes such as entertainment and managing holiday itineraries, makes switching off from work increasingly difficult.

“The increased mobility and connectedness offered by smartphones and other devices is hugely beneficial for businesses, but this also means the lines between work and personal have been blurred,” said Robbie Adams, Mobilyser founder.

The Expedia study also found that 73% of Australians that have a work paid device take it on holidays, which is far above the global average of 63%. In fact, Australia as a country ranks third in the world for the number of people who continue to work while on holidays.

Expedia Australia and New Zealand managing director, Georg Ruebensal, says, “Australians struggle a lot in comparison to our global counterparts when it comes to blocking out work on a holiday.”

Some experts suggest that the only way to properly relax whilst on holiday is to turn all devices off completely. However, as most people use the same device for work and personal uses, ignoring work has become virtually impossible.

For the majority of Australians unable to turn devices off and ignore work related calls and emails during holidays, it’s important to ensure these work hours and expenses can be accounted for.

Using an app such as Mobilyser, which calculates your claimable total on calls, data and SMS in an easy-to-read report ensures the hours and costs accrued whilst working on holidays aren’t overlooked.

The ability to track calls and data usage as work or personal means individuals can then present this data to their employer to potentially discuss remuneration if the device is not paid for by work or present it to an accountant or tax agent to make the appropriate claims.

Latest News

Women In Media Profile: Tanya Orman
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Tanya Orman

Always wanted to know what makes Tanya Orman tick? Well, this profile's got more ticks than Einstein's HSC results.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Ogilvy Brisbane ECD Phil Nobay Departs
  • Advertising

Ogilvy Brisbane ECD Phil Nobay Departs

Ogilvy Brisbane ECD Phil Nobay has departed amid reports of an anonymous willy drawn on the leaving card.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Ipsos Appoints Ex-Nielsen Exec As CEO Of South East Asia
  • Media

Ipsos Appoints Ex-Nielsen Exec As CEO Of South East Asia

Ipsos chairman and CEO Didier Truchot has appointed former Nielsen executive Suresh Ramalingam as CEO of South East Asia. Ramalingam’s remit includes Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, with immediate effect. Ramalingam joins Ipsos from Nielsen, where he worked for more than two decades in various leadership roles covering the Middle East and Africa, South East […]

adblock popup web banner concept. isolated vector
  • Opinion

How To Reach The Unreachables

The unreachables may sound like the Indian caste system but, as you'll learn here, it's some newfangled marketing term.

Opinion

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Instagram Video: We Are Living In A Vertical World
  • Co-Lab

Instagram Video: We Are Living In A Vertical World

The way people record, share and replay their lives has changed dramatically since the advent of Facebook-owned Instagram. Once a place where only static, filtered photos could be uploaded, Instagram now offers photo and video uploads, shopping features, direct messaging and several other tools serving users and businesses. However, for Instagram head of business Jim Squires […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Yes! It’s Virtual Reality Demystified
  • Co-Lab

Yes! It’s Virtual Reality Demystified

Virtual Reality has been a staple of science fiction for some time, Though, in terms of real-life application, the world is still coming to grips with what the tool can offer us. In recent years, tech experts, doctors, medical students and videographers have used the tool as a way of exploring worlds not normally accessed in […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Facebook Messenger: The New Age Of Communications
  • Co-Lab

Facebook Messenger: The New Age Of Communications

The unparalleled success of Facebook-owned Messenger can be pinned down to its ear to the ground approach with users. Consistently listening to its user base of more than one billion, Messenger’s ability to stay not only on trend but well ahead of it has allowed the app to become a global tool for communication; be that […]

Industry Generates A Record $10.5m For Social Impact
  • Media

Industry Generates A Record $10.5m For Social Impact

UnLtd, the media, marketing and creative industry’s social purpose organisation has announced a total industry contribution of $10.5m to social impact in FY18. The total value of funds, services, inventory and time donated by the media, marketing and creative industry increased by 21per cent compared to the previous financial year due to a growth in […]

Women In Media Profile: Danni Wright
  • Media

Women In Media Profile: Danni Wright

We'd be headlining Danni Wright's Women in Media profile the "Wright stuff" if it wasn't utterly predictable and naff.

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Posterscope Promotes Two
  • Media

Posterscope Promotes Two

Posterscope, Dentsu Aegis Network’s specialist out-of-home agency, has promoted Ryan Hedditch to the newly created position of national head of strategy and Samantha Summers to Sydney Group Business Director. In his new role, Hedditch is charged with driving the continual improvement and transformation of the Posterscope offering to clients and partners. Summers’ promotion will see her lead […]

Outbrain Accelerates Growth With APAC Promotions
  • Media

Outbrain Accelerates Growth With APAC Promotions

Native discovery platformOutbrain has announced several movements in its regional leadership team, with plans to make more new hires. This comes on the heels of two senior appointments it made in February, after closing a record year in the region with expansion into new markets. Yoav Tourel has been promoted to head of sales for […]

Clems Syd & Extra GUM Unveil YouTube Digital Stage
  • Media

Clems Syd & Extra GUM Unveil YouTube Digital Stage

YouTube EXTRA Gum has launched EXTRA Support Acts, a program created to support Australia’s up and coming musicians by transforming pre-roll ads on YouTube into a digital support stage. It has been created in partnership with Clemenger BBDO Sydney as creative lead, Universal Music Australia and BRING for talent and music strategy and content, MediaCom and YouTube. The […]

OMD Australia Tops 2018 RECMA Rankings
  • Media

OMD Australia Tops 2018 RECMA Rankings

OMD Australia has taken the top spot for Australia’s Number 1 media agency in size, according to RECMA’s 2018 ‘Overall Activity Volume Rankings’ report released last week. Additionally, the company was named first in profile classification with a dominant profile for the 3rd consecutive year, along with vitality ranking and structure ranking. Furthermore, OMD Australia was also named […]

Red Agency Bolsters Sydney Team
  • Media

Red Agency Bolsters Sydney Team

Judging by the image, it seems Red Agency may have had no staff whatsoever prior to this hiring spree.

Nine Appoints Editor For 9Honey
  • Media

Nine Appoints Editor For 9Honey

B&T's editor coincidentally spilled honey on his shirt while typing this. And by typing, we mean copy and pasting.

Y&R Sydney Scores Best&Less   
  • Advertising
  • Media

Y&R Sydney Scores Best&Less  

Y&R wins Best&Less amid rumours the clothing shop its changing name to 'Somewhat OK&Reasonably cheap'.