As we noted last month, a good work/life balance is a key goal for many employees. So, is this a reality in the United States? In fact, how good is American vacation time compared to elsewhere?
Ipsos Study: American Vacation Time Compared to Elsewhere
“Depending on the country and company, some employees lack the comfort and flexibility of taking their vacation days into the following year. Thus, they will lose the days if left unused. A recent Ipsos survey lists the countries where workers are the most and least likely to use up their all of their vacation days in 2018. Saudi Arabia has the highest share of people agreeing that they will use up the rest of their time off this year (81 percent). And followed by Germany (79 percent). Yet, it is slightly lower in both the UK and Russia (74 percent).
“In the United States, workers get a much bleaker deal on vacation days than Europe. And interestingly, 58 percent of U.S. workers still say they will not manage to use all of their days off by the end of the year. The share of workers across the border in Canada saying they will use their remaining time off is even less at 55 percent. In Asia, the likelihood of all vacation time getting used up is even lower. With only 42 percent saying they will use their total allowance in China. And a dismal 34 percent in Japan.”
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