Employees Performance During Ramadan
11 April 2018
As the holy month of Ramadan will begin in the mid of May 2018, Muslim employees will begin fasting, and as HR managers you need to prepare for potential changes in the workplace.
Employees’ performance in almost all businesses in Saudi Arabia drops during the month of Ramadan. On the other hand, consumption increases significantly in the Food & Beverage Sector.
The decrease in performance can be due to a sudden change of the body clock and daily habits. Nonetheless, low performance and constant reporting in sick are common features during the month of Ramadan. This should not justify being lazy and less productive, Ramadan is the month of worship and hard work.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion.