Taking too many holidays is still frowned upon in 28% of UK workplaces. That’s the conclusion of research by Perkbox, which surveyed 1,342 UK employees, revealing that it’s the Legal industry where ‘taking holidays’ was most taboo, with 39% of those surveyed believing this to be the case. This was followed closely by the Sales, Media and […]
Legal industry ‘most reluctant to adopt unlimited holidays’
Bank holidays: Good or bad for small businesses?
By Conor McArdle, Opus Energy August is a wonderful time of year. The sun (should) make an appearance, and we have another bank holiday to look forward to at the end of the month. Opinion is split, however, on whether bank holidays are good or bad from an economic perspective. In 2012, headlines warned that bank holidays cost […]
Do you suffer from ‘guilty vacation syndrome’?
Two thirds of working Brits have experienced ‘guilty vacation syndrome’ – described as the nagging urge to cancel or delay vacation due to guilt. That’s according to research commissioned by Perkbox, which suggests the trend might be the reason burnout is on the rise. The research, which surveyed 1,342 people, found that the ‘syndrome’ is […]
Can your boss legally reject a holiday request, even though you’ve booked flights?
We’ve all been tempted before. You start browsing flights to exotic locations on Skyscanner and spot a bargain. You want to book them before they increase in price but you haven’t submitted a holiday request yet. Can your boss legally reject your holiday request even though you have booked the flights? Alan Price, CEO and HR […]
Are you ready for the ‘Frantic Friday’ getaway?
Motorists are being warned to prepare for a ‘Frantic Friday’ this week due to millions of drivers hitting the road and a predicted increase in breakdowns. Department for Transport figures show August is the busiest month on British roads and Friday is the busiest day of the week for traffic. More cars also break down […]
UK workers prioritise holidays over promotions
91% of Brits find the number of holidays offered by a potential employer as the most important factor when looking for work. That’s according to a survey of 2,000 respondents by luxury travel providers eShores, half of whom had been on holiday in the last 12 months and half who haven’t. It found that when UK workers were asked which aspects […]
Two-week holiday booked? You’ll only enjoy nine days of it
Holidaymakers get just nine days of complete enjoyment in a two week break, according to research. Boffins working for Teletext (is that still a thing?) Holidays have identified a ‘window of relaxation’ which starts two days into a fortnight’s holiday, and ends three days before you get home. Instead of enjoying a full holiday, during these five […]
Juggling work and kids during the school holidays? You’re not alone
The average summer break from school will involve 11 day trips, 344 miles of travel – and two cases of sunburn, a study has revealed, highlighting just how much time is spent juggling work and kids at this time of year. A survey of 2,000 British families found the long summer holiday away from lessons […]
40% of British workers take just half of their annual leave
The holiday season is looming, but a new report by Glassdoor has revealed that two in five will take just half of their leave entitlement, and many will take their laptops along with them. The survey of 2,000 employees found that the average employee takes just 62 per cent of their allowance. Of those that […]
What are you willing to spend on a Secret Santa?
Brits have revealed how much money they’re willing to part with for a Secret Santa pressie, as more and more people are looking online for the perfect gift. Data from Google Trends also revealed that searches for ‘Secret Santa’ doubled since 2012 as more people are becoming comfortable with online shopping. An online survey conducted by business energy […]