The after-effects of holiday hype can often be felt in the workplace, and employers need to beware low morale and productivity as staff struggle to return to the usual routine and mourn absence of exciting things to do and look forward to after their holidays.
Our research shows that the UK already has a problem with disengaged employees, which will only be exacerbated by January blues. While workers are choosing to stay put in their jobs, they are mentally checking out of their day-to-day work.
Around 70% of workers are frustrated by the lack of future career and development opportunities with their employer. Rather than taking proactive steps to look for a new job – including applying for roles online, phoning recruiters and sending out their CVs – they are lapsing into downward spiral of discontent and disengagement from their work.