NEW 2013 Holiday/Year-End Activities
Two-thirds (66%) of organizations plan to have a 2013 end-of-year/holiday party.
NEW Paid Leave in the Workplace
Approximately one-half (52%) of organizations offer paid time off (PTO) plans to their full-time employees, whereas 41% offer paid vacation plans and 34% offer paid sick leave plans.
SHRM/U.S. Travel Association: Vacation's Impact on the Workplace
SHRM, in collaboration with U.S. Travel Association, conducted a survey to examine HR professionals’ opinions about the importance of vacation.
2014 Holiday Schedules
A majority of employers (9 out of 10) plan to observe Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in 2014, according to the 2014 Holiday Schedules survey.
A recent SHRM survey found that approximately one-third (34%) of organizations have hired more interns in 2013 than in 2012.
The Ongoing Impact of the Recession—Industry Reports
Eight industry-level reports look at skill gaps, recruiting challenges and recruiting strategies for employers in the U.S. While all industries are experiencing recruiting difficulty, it was most prevalent for the high-tech (82%), manufacturing (79%), and construction, mining, oil and gas (74%) industries.
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