A Long Summer Ahead: SHRM 2017 Holiday Schedules Survey

Jul 7, 2017

​Now that most employees are back at work after having the July 4th holiday off, it will be a while before many of them get to enjoy another paid holiday.

It's about nine long weeks between the 4th of July holiday and Labor Day, which is the next paid holiday for most people.



Based on the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) 2017 Holiday Schedules Survey Findings, 93 percent of organizations that responded were planning to close on Independence Day. 

For Labor Day, which falls on Sept. 4 this year, 94 percent of organizations that responded indicated that they will be closed, according to the survey.

In other words, now may be the perfect time to schedule some of the vacation time you've been waiting to use.

HR professionals encourage employees to take a vacation. In a SHRM/U.S. Travel Association survey, a large majority of HR professionals said that taking a vacation is either extremely or very important for a variety of reasons.

If you are among the 6 percent who work on the Labor Day, the SHRM holiday survey indicates that you may likely earn extra pay for working on the holiday. Fifty-seven percent of respondents indicated that their organizations pay a premium to those employees who work.

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Contact Sundra Hominik at sundra.hominik@shrm.org or 703-535-6273.




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