Tork survey takes back the lunch break
The hour-long lunch break may be dying out, which is caused by a disconnect between employees and employers, according to a survey from Tork, a brand under Essity professional hygiene products.
"Results from our research show the importance of taking a real lunch break — getting fresh air, exercising or picking up a lunch that will fuel you for the rest of the day," Don Lewis, president of professional hygiene, said in a press release.
In the survey, 22 percent of bosses said employees who take a regular lunch break are less hard-working.
Conversely, the survey indicated that North American workers who take lunch breaks every day score higher on job satisfaction and are more likely to continue working at the same company.
To address the growing concern about disappearing lunch breaks, Tork has named the third Friday of June as National Take Back the Lunch Break Day. Tork encourages workers to take the pledge to step away from their desks and return energized.
This year's National Take Back the Lunch Break Day will fall on June 15.