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 Net.
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 options.
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