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Firms 'reaping rewards' for allowing staff sabbaticals

Date Added: 10/09/2010  

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Firms in need of company debt advice have been told how they can ensure their staff are refreshed and happy if there is another financial crisis.

Katy Nicholson, researcher for the Keep Britain Working campaign, explained that companies which allowed their staff to take sabbaticals during the recession are now seeing the benefits of the decision.

She stated that giving staff a lengthy break allows them to come back refreshed and full of energy.

"Following the financial crisis an unprecedented high number of employers encouraged staff to take sabbaticals - both paid and unpaid - as part of their strategy to retain skilled people during the downturn," she said.

Ms Nicholson added that these companies are now returning to growth and have advantages over competitors which let staff go when they were struggling to balance the books.

She was commenting after a report released earlier this year by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that flexible working is the most prized employee benefit firms that need company debt advice can offer their staff. 

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