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Thursday 14 April 2011

Most bosses happy for staff to have royal wedding off

People in sales jobs are likely to enjoy an extra day off for the royal wedding, after a survey of business bosses found two-thirds back the April 29th bank holiday.

The survey, which was conducted by workplace provider Regus, found that while some commentators had said businesses were unhappy about the proximity of Easter, the wedding and the May bank holiday, in reality the majority are happy for staff to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton's big day.

Larger companies were more likely to support the extra bank holiday, with 74.9 per cent advocating a day off compared to 64 per cent of small firms.

Celia Donne, regional director at Regus, said: "Contrary to some reports, the Regus survey shows show that Britain's employers are happy for their staff to down tools on April 29th. Perhaps their support stems from the fact that the nation wants a day off from talk of austerity."

She added that offering workers a good work/life balance can help businesses boost productivity.

Many businesses have reported receiving bumper holiday requests over the Easter period, as employees can get 11 days off by taking just three days annual leave.

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Posted by John Oak and Nikki Barrister

Source: The Sales Director News

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