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Employers 'should recognise hard work' at Christmas
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Life after graduation
Employers should appreciate the hard work that employees put in during the year, according to the Chartered Management Institute.
According to public affairs manager Mike Petrook, Christmas parties are an effective way to "channel energy for the year ahead."
"It's vital to say that: 'we understand the pressure you are under and we appreciate the work that you are putting in'," he added.
Mr Petrook commented that this was particularly the case at present, with there being much "strain and stress" in terms of the economy.
The Chartered Management Institute's annual Christmas Outlook survey reveals that 70 per cent of employers in the health sector will host parties in 2008.
However, with finances tight, just two per cent said they would be inviting clients in addition to employees this year.
Research conducted by CreditExpert.co.uk indicates that 53 per cent of UK adults admit to struggling more financially this year as a result of the financial climate.