Breaking the "attendance culture"

8 August 2007

Following on from yesterday’s blog theme, ‘how to improve employee self esteem’, here’s another approach.

Accountancy firm Ernst & Young is reportedly piloting a new holiday scheme to attract and retain staff that allows employees to choose how much holiday they take each year.

According to City A.M. the firm is running a number of pilot schemes around the country. “Above all, we want to break the ‘attendance culture’ in the workplace,” said Mike Cullen, managing partner at the firm.

Presumably there is some kind of limit on the amount of time, but do you think this is a good idea? Sure, it allows for more flexible working, but how do you stop it being exploited?

Swindon, Wiltshire
upto £40K base (+ Paid overtime and corporate benefits)
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Kew gardens, Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
£37,000 - £42,500 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
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