Dear Members,

I’d like to hear your views about ways to stem the flow of Christmas absence.

Christmas Eve falls on a Monday, which is not a bank holiday leaving the day potentially open to abuse from employees that may phone in with fake sickies to score an extra long weekend.

And it’s not just 24th Dec that can cause problems, there are party hangovers to contend with so what can bosses do?

Have you got some innovative methods up your sleeves to tackle the problems? Are duvet days an option? What should HR include in the policies? Should there be a different policy just for this time of year?

Please do let us know your thoughts on this contentious issue.

Best Wishes,

Annie Hayes,
Contributing Editor

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