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Shift-working premiums: 2012 XpertHR survey

Shift premiums remain stable, with few employers further enhancing pay for shift working, but, nevertheless, working antisocial hours or on alternating shift systems continues to merit additional reward, which can boost earnings by as much as 50%.

Rewarding shift work

For employees, shift working can offer the opportunity to achieve higher earnings - as a general rule of thumb, the greater the potential disruption to an employee's life, the greater the premium, although this is not always the case.