ABOUT three-quarters of workers feel they cannot switch off from work because they are too connected to their mobile devices, research shows.

HR think tank Reventure lead researcher Dr Lindsay McMillan says 73 per cent of workers are thinking about work and checking emails outside of working hours.

It is leading to many workers thinking technology is having a big effect on the workplace, with two-thirds of workers agreeing the workplace is becoming more complex and changing at a faster rate than ever. It compares to 54 per cent who believed so in 2016.

“It is up to employers to follow the lead of countries implementing the ‘right to disconnect’, which limits and regulates emails outside of working hours and make expectations around work clear,” he says.