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Randstad Study: Vacation Time Linked to Engagement

More than one-third of U.S. employees (39%) don’t believe their bosses encourage them to take allotted vacation days, and almost half (45%) say their bosses don’t help them disconnect from work while on vacation. A recent Randstad survey says the relationship between employees and employers is a vital factor that influences both vacation etiquette and overall workplace happiness. Employers who proactively maintain positive relationships with employees and encourage them to utilize allotted vacation time are more likely to boost company morale, reduce turnover and increase productivity, all of which can positively impact a company’s bottom line. “Vacations make for more productive and engaged workers, and yet 42% of employees don’t believe their employers help them achieve work-life balance and 39% don’t feel their managers encourage them to utilize vacation time,” says Jim Link, Chief HR Officer of Randstad North America. “Therefore, bosses who proactively encourage workers to unplug, unwind and truly leave work behind to enjoy time off will be looked upon as workplace heroes.” Read more at

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