Unused Vacation Time Increasing – Are you home for the holidays?

A Harris Survey covered in the LA Times  found that by the end of 2012, Americans will leave an average of 9.2 days of vacation unused, up from the average of 6.2 days in 2011.  Hopefully as the holidays loom, you’ll be planning some downtime and not risking your vacation carryover.  Research on holiday time off plans we did a few years ago indicated that most employees planned to take time during the December holiday period.

Here are a few other items this week related to workplace productivity during the holidays:

Worker productivity ‘wrecked’ over the holidays http://ow.ly/fEtIT

Study identifies strategies for workplace productivity during the holiday season (Video) http://ow.ly/fEt36 via @examinercom

Ten Top Tips: Dealing with Persistent Absenteeism: http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/features/1160346/ten-top-tips-dealing-persistent-absenteeism/

13 Great Employee Holiday Incentives That Are Better Than Cash http://ow.ly/fIYkx via @blogging4jobs

Other stories of note this week:

4 Hiring Lessons from the Best Cities for Millennials: http://mashable.com/2012/11/25/4-hiring-lessons-from-the-best-cities-for-millennials/

Corporate America: Don’t Give Up On Your Workers: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/11/13/jobs-worker-training/

Fatigue Is Your Enemy http://ow.ly/fBTRK via @HarvardBiz

Sometimes, it Takes a Hurricane to Know What Engagement Looks Like http://ow.ly/fBT5D via @TLNT_com

GRATEFUL LEADERSHIP: A Little Praise Goes A Long Way http://ow.ly/fBSAY via @blogging4jobs

Culture: Here’s Why It Matters Now More Than Ever Before http://ow.ly/fIYdV @TLNT_com

HR and Leadership – A Complaint Letter From a 25-Year old http://ow.ly/fIYi9 via @hrbartender

Kronos News:

RT @pjtec: Published: #KronosWorks 2012 — #Kronos Hitting on all Cylinders http://ow.ly/fIYqy @KronosInc #HCM #WFM #EnSW

Kronos HR head David Almeda quoted in Obamacare Carries On … What’s Next? http://ow.ly/fCFAL

RT @ChelmsfordPatch: News from @KronosInc , Courier Corporation http://ow.ly/fIYum

RT @NucleusResearch: @KronosInc showed its commitment to innovation in traditional & emerging markets @#KronosWorks12 http://ow.ly/fIYwP

Absence and Employee Disengagement – What’s the Connection? http://ow.ly/fBSFB via @simonmacpherson @KronosUK

Just Another Cyber Monday? http://ow.ly/fGNAA via @smartercafe

Help me help you upgrade http://ow.ly/fGNDJ via @smartercafe

Some Assembly Required http://ow.ly/fGNFR via @smartercafe

Not all Luck http://ow.ly/fGNIf via @smartercafe

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: http://ow.ly/fBRxK #scheduling #shifttrade

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