Less than 10 per cent of staff working during the Christmas
period intend to do any serious work, according to research by Top Jobs on the
While one in seven will arrive late, take a long lunch and go
home early, one in three use work time to update their CV and research career
Only 9 per cent of staff aim to catch up on filing and plan
for the business year a head.
“In Danger Week – the period between Christmas and New Year
– over half the workforce we surveyed will be back in the office, but few will
be working to their full potential,” claimed Don McIntosh, UK general manager
of Top Jobs on the Net.
“Unless bosses actually take the time to motivate their
staff and ensure adequate and fair working procedures are in place, work on
career and travel plans for 2001 will predominate.”
By Mike Broad