Blue Monday, officially ‘the most depressing day of the year’, takes place on 18th January. With its own Twitter hashtag #Blue Monday carries with it an estimated cost to the UK economy of £93 billion.
Traditionally, Blue Monday sees a spike in employees calling in sick as the post-Christmas slump grips the UK workforce and reality sinks in but Blue Monday is much more than a catchy slogan. Blue Monday is indicative of the chaos that HR finds itself in.
This week alone has seen yet more headlines about the unhappy UK workforce, disengaged employees, low productivity and record numbers of applications for new jobs.
As HR braces itself for high levels of absenteeism, is the culture of ‘Blue Monday’ here to stay?
Our latest in-depth article explores some of the key issues facing UK employers and how HR can overcome them to stay competitive in 2016.