Majority of UK workers only take up to 77 percent of their annual leave entitlements

Most UK workers only take 77% of their annual leave entitlements each year, with only around half of them actually taking all of the holiday they are entitled to, online research carried out by a leading careers website has revealed.

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The UK Annual Leave Survey released by Glassdoor was compiled from answers to a questionnaire sent out to 2,000 people and provides a very interesting insight into what employees do when deciding to take a break.

For example, close to 44 percent of people participating in the survey suggested that they’re working while they are on leave, while close to one in five (19%) respondents said they have trouble switching off from work on holiday. This rises to 25% for people aged 25- to 34-years old, who have the hardest time mentally distancing themselves from the workplace.

Additionally, 18% of employees revealed that they have been contacted by a colleague about a work matter while on holiday, and 13% have been contacted directly by their manager.

Joe Wiggins, senior PR manager and spokesman for Glassdoor, said that working on holiday is becoming more common, and “the lines between home and work life are increasingly blurred”.

“With a culture of 24/7 communication, it’s inevitable people will be taking work home and away with them,” he added.

Tensor’s flagship Time and Attendance solution, WinTA.NET, offers companies a superior absence planning and entitlement management tool, enabling managers to easily view an individual’s or a department’s absence records.

Each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness. As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.

If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s extensive Time & Attendance and workforce management solutions, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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