Despite threat of Omicron, almost 40% of workers intend to take Christmas off, just to make up for last year but, COVID-19 has still ruined Secret Santa!Content teamon 14 December 2021 at 10:59 am Recruitment Insight

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Hampshire 13th December 2021 The current advice from the Government to carry on with Christmas plans, will come as welcome news to UK professionals, according to the latest survey from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library.   

Just over 50% of UK workers are planning to take time off this Christmas and 38.5% of those are doing so purely to make up for spending last Christmas in lockdown. These workers want to make the most of the festivities and spend time with family, friends and loved ones, having been denied in 2020.   

Of the 2,000 respondents, 74% reported that they are not offered any incentive to work over the Christmas period and 55% admit they really do not enjoy working at this time. CV-Library went on to ask what the pros and cons of working over the Christmas period were and can exclusively reveal:  

Worst things about working over Christmas (based on top 3 answers)  

77% Missing out on spending time with family and friends  

22% Missing out on Christmas parties  

22% Having to stay in the festive spirit, even though you’d rather be at home  

20% Irritable/stressed customers and clients  

17% Working longer hours  

Best things about working over Christmas (based on top 3 answers)  

40% Christmas bonuses  

33% Christmas music  

28% A more relaxed working environment  

25% Staff social events  

23.4% Jolly customers  

Another thing that has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic is the popular tradition of Secret Santa. Only 27% of professionals say they will be playing the game in their workplace this year, with 23% admitting they did used to, but have stopped since the onset of the pandemic.  

Lee Biggins, Founder and CEO of CV-Library said “With Christmas effectively cancelled in 2020, many want to celebrate and make the most of the festivities but, for numerous businesses, the Christmas period is the busiest and has a significant impact on annual profits. This year more than ever.”   

Biggins continues: “Profits are vital, but a balance is required. The commitment and efforts of staff are key to success, and acknowledgment of this has never been more crucial. With staff retention a big issue, and much movement predicted for the 2022 job market, staff need to feel appreciated, motivated, and able to enjoy the festive period this year, where possible.”  

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About CV-Library    

CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of over 17 million CVs, over half the UK workforce.         

www.cv-library.co.uk      

 

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