Vacation: All They Ever Wanted

If your organization is in the midst of planning its annual holiday party (and possibly stressing over what could happen during said party in this post-Harvey Weinstein era), then know this: Most employees would actually prefer more time off in lieu of a holiday celebration. That’s according to a new survey from Randstad US, which … Continue reading Vacation: All They Ever Wanted

Back From Vacation — And Stressed

That week in the Bahamas was everything you’d hoped it would be. And now it’s Monday, your first day back at the office — and life stinks. If this scenario rings true to you (regardless of whether said vacation was in the Bahamas, Disney World or your own backyard), then take heart in knowing you’re hardly alone: … Continue reading Back From Vacation — And Stressed

Unlimited Vacation and Productivity

Since the earliest days of unlimited PTO policies, supporters have argued they are more likely to help productivity than hurt it. A new analysis of data supports that claim. In a report titled HR Mythbusters 2017, developers of the HR technology platform Namely analyze their data from 2016 to test the notion that unlimited vacation … Continue reading Unlimited Vacation and Productivity

Make Those Vacation Plans Today

Just a heads up that, if you’d like to join forces with the Entertainment Benefits Group and Project: Time Off in encouraging employees to take all their vacation time, today (Tuesday) is the day to get them poring over their calendars. Both groups have joined together in a Jan. 31 “call to action” for more American workers … Continue reading Make Those Vacation Plans Today

The Many, Many Vacation Days Not Taken

Here’s a new buzzword to add to your lexicon: “under-vacationed.” It’s how Project: Time Off, which regularly surveys American workers on how much time they take off from work, describes the 55 percent of U.S. workers who left vacation days unused last year, according to its latest survey. Previous Project: Time Off research showed that 42 … Continue reading The Many, Many Vacation Days Not Taken

Playing the ‘Vacation Shame’ Game

Just when you thought it was safe to take a vacation … According to new research, vacation shaming — or the concept of being made to feel a sense of shame or guilt from co-workers for taking a vacation — has apparently become a thing to discuss and fret over in the American workplace these days, particularly among millennials. The nonscientific survey of … Continue reading Playing the ‘Vacation Shame’ Game

Happy Vacation Commitment Day!

Today, we pause from our daily grind to mark the first annual Vacation Commitment Day, a day for both employers and employees to acknowledge the importance of taking regular vacations and commit to taking them regularly. The concept springs from Seattle-based Take Back Your Time, a non-profit organization (sponsored by Diamond Resorts International) working to improve lives by eliminating the … Continue reading Happy Vacation Commitment Day!

Unlimited Vacation For Everyone!

Well, that got your attention, huh? While the headline may indeed be catchy, there are relatively few American companies out there that actually adhere to this take-what-you-like policy of doling out vacation time for their employees, according to a viewpoint piece just posted on According to Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of Hubspot: Our company, HubSpot, … Continue reading Unlimited Vacation For Everyone!

United States Still a No-Vacation Nation

Just in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, this report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research confirms — yet again — that the United States is the only advanced economy that doesn’t guarantee its workers any paid vacation time. What seems to be the problem here? Well, according to John Schmitt, senior economist … Continue reading United States Still a No-Vacation Nation