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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Many staff 'working through holidays'

Many employees in the UK are working through their holidays in order to stay in touch with the office and ensure their workloads do not become unmanageable, according to the latest industry survey.

Research carried out by YouGov, on behalf of Croner, reveals 52 per cent of UK staff who are not self employed do at least some form of work during their annual leave, with 20 per cent doing this on a regular basis.

Croner's senior employment consultant, Amy Paxton, said that younger workers appear to be far more likely to work while on holiday, with 14 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds always working while away.

However, she advised firms: "Poor management of the risks involved can be very costly to employers in a number of ways, including high levels of absenteeism, increased staff turnover, recruitment costs and low staff morale and productivity."

It comes after the Institute for Employment Studies principal research fellow Dilys Robinson said that extra holiday allocations are among the non-financial benefits which firms could offer to their workers to boost morale, loyalty and productivity.

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Source: The Sales Executive News

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