62% of employers admit to continuing to work whilst on holiday (up 42% in 2011)
36% of employees don’t use all of their annual leave up in the year (up 14% in 2011)
Alan Price, managing director of hronline, said today
“It is important that employees take their entitled holidays, as this can lead on to work related stress which can affect their personal life and work productivity. Ensuring that employees get their holidays throughout the year is vital for their wellbeing.”
Price continues “Allocating the correct time off for employees will also ensure that holiday entitlement is accountable to both parties, and will create a better working relationship between bosses and employees.”
“Employees who work whilst on holiday risk putting themselves under unnecessary stress as they will continually struggle to separate their personal life from the work life. Combining both of these lifestyles will essentially increase stress levels and could result in stress related illnesses as a result.”
Price warns, “Employers need to be stipulate that holiday entitlement is encouraged, and that working whilst on holiday does not benefit the employee, as they don’t get paid anymore to go out of their way.”
Notes to editor
954 employers were questioned by telephone.
hronline is a company that provides HR solutions to businesses of all sizes.
hronline is a subsidiary of Peninsula Business Services.
Alan Price is the managing director of hronline.
Alan Price is available for interview.
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