Articles about Vacation

mental health

Do you get the ‘Sunday scaries’? 5 ways to banish them

As the clock ticks ever closer to Sunday evening, you might recognize a sinking feeling in your heart. “Ugh, another day at that dreaded place!” is what your mind tells you, as you reluctantly get yourself ready for the new week at work.

Parents at Work

This region of the country is where working parents have it best

A two-working-parent household is a norm now, but there are certain cities where working parents fare better according to a new analysis.

Career advice

Richard Branson on flex policies, what Virgin looks for in an employee, and lessons learned

Entrepreneur Richard Branson gave a keynote presentation this week at the Adobe Summit, a digital marketing conference, in which he made a serious case for why Americans need more vacation time.

How To

Leave the office on time and don’t take your work home

Think about why you’re working in the first place.

Productivity

10 ways to reward your staff without giving a raise

If you have an employee who is doing a sterling job and you’d like to thank them in some way, but are lacking the resources to offer a pay-rise, then worry not as there are many other ways you can reward them.

News

Survey: 41% of employees feel “shamed” for taking vacation

Do you ever get nervous before asking your employer for permission to use your vacation days? You're not alone.

Advice

6 essential tips for keeping track of time while you travel

When traveling for work, you may be off your regular clock, but there is still a clock. Here's how to pay attention to it when you travel.

Health

Why the theory behind SoulCycle’s newest workout should be applied to your career

This philosophy behind the newest offering from SoulCycle, SoulActivate, sounds like a good way to approach your work as well — just leave the spandex at home.

Job search

Other than salary, free time is the most important factor when it comes to job offers

Employers, listen up: Offering employees the right amount of leisure time is crucial, in more ways than one — especially when it comes to hiring.

Productivity

6 ways, backed by research, to goof off and get more done

Research showing that being a touch lazy might be beneficial at times. Here are 6 of the best ways to slack off to be more productive.

Advice

You’re interviewing, but already have a big vacation planned. Now what?

Interviewing for dream job when a major vacation is already on the books can be both awkward and challenging.

Off Hours

Survey: Workers want to take more vacations but are bad at planning time off

As the year gets underway, many of us start to daydream at our desks about vacations we want to take. Although American workers had an average of 22.6 vacation days in 2016 —nearly a full day’s increase from the year prior — around 54% of workers left days unused.

Office Life

These are the 4 new rules of OOO

In the new realm of working, where most assignments can be completed remotely and many are expected to check-in on vacation, have the rules of OOOs changed?

Productivity

This is how to handle work emails while you’re on vacation, according to 12 experts

How should you handle those office housework emails and calls for help while you're supposed to be on vacation? We asked some experts.

News

This is why Americans suffer from vacation deprivation

Among more than 30,000 employed adults surveyed in 30 nations, 43% of American workers claim they don’t take office getaways because of their "budget."

Office Life

Want 6 extra days of paid vacation a year? You’ll have to quit smoking

Marketing company Piala Inc. introduced a new policy in September that grants its non-smoking employees six extra days of paid time off a year.

Happiness

This is exactly how long your vacation needs to be for it to work

How long does it take for the stress of our workdays to melt away on vacation? A new study proposes an exact answer: eight days.