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Financial constraints and demanding work schedules have some U.S. workers forgoing vacation plans. A CareerBuilder study shows that:
More than 5,600 U.S. workers participated in the nationwide study, which was conducted Feb. 21-March 10, 2011.
"Taking advantage of vacation or paid-time-off benefits is critical not only to employees' well-being but to their overall job performance," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of HR at CareerBuilder, a provider of recruitment support services. "Workers who set aside time for rest and relaxation tend to have less burnout, more creative energy and higher-quality output. While financial challenges and heavy workloads may make vacation planning difficult, it's important to find time to recharge away or at home. It can ultimately translate into a more gratifying work experience."
------------------------------------------------Workers who set aside time for R&R have
less burnout, more creative energy andhigher-quality output.------------------------------------------------
As the economy heals, more than one-third (36 percent) of workers reported that they feel more comfortable taking a vacation than they did in 2010. Among those planning to take time off:
Tips to Share
Haefner recommended sharing the following tips to help employees make the most of their time off:
is an online editor/manager for SHRM.
Unlimited Vacation Policies Pose Challenges,
SHRM Online Legal Issues, May 2011
One-Fourth of Workers Would Forgo Vacation to Double Income,
HR News, February 2010
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