Staff who work on Christmas Day should be rewarded to maintain employee motivation, according to an expert.
Editor Noelle Murphy from Employment Review said that Christmas parties and team lunches can also boost staff morale, according to UK Net Guide.
Ms Murphy said that workers who give up their free time on Christmas Day should be fairly compensated and added that even staff asked to work at short notice should receive the same treatment.
"Just under half of employers will require employees to be on standby or available for call-out over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays," she said.
"The first thing that employers can do is make sure they compensate employees in their pay packets."
While Ms Murphy accepts that Christmas parties are a good way to maintain good spirit among workers, last month it was revealed that staff at many Scottish companies, including Stanford life, Aegon and Northern Rock, would have to pay for their own festivities after bosses tightened the purse strings.
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