Tags: Holidays

Rachel Arkle: We have an entitlement to be well at work

Some UK firms, it seems, remain resistant to taking wellbeing seriously. Despite growing employee calls for action, certain organisations remain limited in their belief that health is good for business. Such mindsets not only deprioritise wellbeing but are also enabling worrying behaviours and cultures to emerge that actively
discourage people’s ability to look after themselves.

British workers take more of their holiday days than anyone else in the world

New YouGov research from around the world reveals that when it comes to holidays, British people are not shy about taking them. Out of 22 countries worldwide, spanning North America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Europe, British people are the most likely to say they will take all of their holiday leave this year.

Sir Richard Branson allows his staff to take unlimited holiday

Sir Richard Branson, the boss of Virgin Group which employs more than 50,000 people around the world and operates in more than 50 countries, is offering his personal staff of 170 unlimited holiday time. Sir Richard Branson explained the move on his website.“There is no need to ask for prior approval and neither the employees themselves nor…

HR note that September is top month for divorces as holidays highlight divides

Couples embarking on a ‘make-or-break’ holidays are more likely to split up than stay together, a new report revealed.  Instead of salvaging a floundering relationship six out of ten couples who have booked a break amid a rough patch have found that it didn’t work. While nearly one in ten said that it prompted their…

Three in five workers dread returning to work after the holidays

Two in three employees in the UK (64 per cent) are placed under extra pressure over the summer from picking up colleagues’ work during the holiday period, according to Bupa. The research, which combines the views of 2,000 UK workers, shows that more than two in five (44 per cent) face a ‘dramatic’ workload increase during the summer. This is due…

A fifth of bosses return to work after the holidays and look to start recruiting

Over half (59%) of small business staff say that there are clear business benefits to be gained from their time off on holiday. The chance to clear their head and gain a better perspective on their next professional venture was ranked highest among 1,000 SME workers and owners. New research from the Business is GREAT…

Brits working an extra 6.5 hours a week to cover for colleagues on holiday

Have you found yourself picking up your colleague’s workload while they jet off for a week in the sunshine? If so, you’re not alone. British workers are clocking up an average 6.5 extra working hours each week because their employers are failing to prepare for the holiday season. That’s according to new research commissioned by…