Could Duvet Days Benefit Your Business At This Time of Year?

On these dark windy and rainy mornings, getting up and out of the house can often be a struggle. Winter blues affect many people and this can have an impact on sickness absence within your business. An innovative idea, originated from the US, was the introduction of Duvet Days or Pyjama Days.

Build It Into Annual Leave

Many companies are put off by this concept as they think it means you have to give staff more time off but it can actually form part of an employee’s annual leave entitlement. The only difference is that a duvet or pyjama day does not have to be pre-authorised, it doesn’t need to be planned, justified or explained.

Agree Guidelines

Obviously certain parameters need to be in place, the company can stipulate days that they will not permit duvet days. If the employee has meetings/ training or the company is short staffed then a duvet day would not be viable. The employer can also set eligibility criteria as to who can receive the benefit, which could be after one year’s service for example.

How Many Days Are Normal?

A general provision is for two days allowance per year. Although some companies offer up to four.

If you would like more information on this or would like to adopt a duvet day policy, please speak to Cluer HR on 01386 751740 or email at [email protected] and we can help you set a programme up in your business.