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This is Why Your Business Has to Strike the Right Employee Work/Life Balance at Christmas

This is Why Your Business Has to Strike the Right Employee Work/Life Balance at Christmas

UK small businesses are being warned they risk the wrath of angry workers if they overwork employees during the festive period. According to a report by Kronos, 51% of UK workers cite ‘job demands’ as the main reason they’re unable to get into the Christmas spirit, with 20% working either Christmas or New Year’s Day – while 37.4% don’t even have a choice what days they work. Businesses are advised to give employees short-term, flexi-hours (such as allowing them start early/leave early and start late/leave late) as this will allow them balance their job with shopping, parties and being with their family in the run up to Christmas. Not surprisingly, workers in the retail and healthcare sector work the most over Christmas – and are the most worried about being caught understaffed over t... »