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Wednesday 11 January 2012

Post-festive blues costing UK firms £93bn

A lack of productivity among UK staff following the festive season is costing the country's firms around £93 billion, it has been estimated.

According to a new report by The University of Exeter and office environment consultancy Ambius, workplace malaise following the Christmas and New Year holidays is harming productivity and will culminate in 'Blue Monday' on January 16th - the least productive day of the year.

However, this does not have to be the case, according to Kenneth Freeman, international technical director for Ambius, who said that mangers can help to keep workers happy and motivated.

"Creating an engaging workspace is key to business success. Even if it's as simple as introducing plants, from our research, people report being happier at work, more engaged with their employer, and are visibly more effective in doing their jobs," he told HR Magazine.

It come after Charles Cotton, rewards advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said it is important that the nation's employers recognise the important work being done by their staff and reward them appropriately in 2012 in order to maintain worker optimism.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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