Britain may have become a national of workaholics, but it seems
many businesses are happy to relax a little at this time of year
and let their staff enjoy the festive period.
A recent survey by IRS Employment Review found that at least half
of all employers plan to suspend normal business between Christmas
Eve and January 2nd this year.
This compares to just four out of ten in previous years and
demonstrates how employers are becoming much more attuned to the
needs of their staff to find a healthy balance between work and
spending time with friends and family.
Not everyone will be lucky enough to get the time off, but another
UK survey shows that 25 per cent of employees whose companies do
not close for Christmas are entitled to take leave during this
And it also suggests that the growing popularity of home working
and enhanced communications between home and the office will have
an impact on people's ability to spend Christmas at home this
What are these?
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