Fewer employees are able to take time off for Christmas, survey reveals
The majority of UK professionals aren’t given time off at Christmas despite believing that their companies should shut down entirely, a recent survey conducted by CV-Library has been able to reveal.
The poll found that 40 percent of UK businesses only close for the bare minimum of two bank holidays over Christmas, although 63.9 percent of workers think businesses should shut down for a longer period. Surprisingly over a quarter of employees 26.1 percent are not allowed to take time off at all over Christmas, meaning 38.9 percent of workers are forced to use their holiday allowance toward additional Christmas leave.
“It’s not realistic for every business to close their doors over the Christmas period, but there are plenty of other ways businesses can offer a bit of festive cheer to their employees this year,” comments Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library. “Allow employees the freedom to decorate their working space, invest in a few advent calendars for each team or organise a Secret Santa amongst workers.”
Tensor Time and Attendance system helps manage manning levels
Tensor’s WinTA clocking and time and attendance system deals with all aspects of worker absenteeism, including email warnings when manning levels are low.
Manning levels in WinTA.NET are based upon employee skills required during the working week. Any shortfalls to the expected requirement, due to absenteeism for example, can trigger a system email.
Both the WinTA Lite and WinTA Enterprise time and attendance systems can be integrated with Personnel Software which offers features that will save time and aid strategic planning, especially in emergency situations (strikes, natural disasters, etc.).
Mobile or wireless technology based time & attendance for employers from Tensor ensures an organization is kept up to date with who is missing at the workplace. WinTA.NET is a proactive system that keeps managers abreast of events. It does this by automatically emailing or SMS text messaging both employees and system users on various issues.
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