A new survey by Staples has suggested that employee incentive programmes could boost productivity as well as change the working habits of staff.
Of those surveyed 70 per cent said they are more motivated due to an awards programme and 65 per cent said they were more loyal to the company.
Some companies could even use reward programmes and flexible working conditions to recruit staff from organisations which don’t offer such benefits.
Allowing staff more flexibility at this time of year could also help, but this can mean a change in management style for some bosses.
The option of working from home can be one of the flexible benefits offered, but can lead to problems of employers keeping track of workers, unless their approach is adapted.
Bar Huberman, employment law editor at XpertHR, said: “Some managers require a change in management style from micro-management to really trusting and having confidence in their employees.”