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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

Study identifies strategies for workplace productivity during the holiday season (Video) via @examinercom

Ten Top Tips: Dealing with Persistent Absenteeism:

13 Great Employee Holiday Incentives That Are Better Than Cash via @blogging4jobs

Other stories of note this week:

4 Hiring Lessons from the Best Cities for Millennials:

Corporate America: Don't Give Up On Your Workers:

Fatigue Is Your Enemy via @HarvardBiz

Sometimes, it Takes a Hurricane to Know What Engagement Looks Like via @TLNT_com

GRATEFUL LEADERSHIP: A Little Praise Goes A Long Way via @blogging4jobs

Culture: Here's Why It Matters Now More Than Ever Before @TLNT_com

HR and Leadership - A Complaint Letter From a 25-Year old via @hrbartender

Kronos News:

RT @pjtec: Published: #KronosWorks 2012 -- #Kronos Hitting on all Cylinders @KronosInc #HCM #WFM #EnSW

Kronos HR head David Almeda quoted in Obamacare Carries On … What's Next?

RT @ChelmsfordPatch: News from @KronosInc , Courier Corporation

RT @NucleusResearch: @KronosInc showed its commitment to innovation in traditional & emerging markets @#KronosWorks12

Absence and Employee Disengagement - What's the Connection? via @simonmacpherson @KronosUK

Just Another Cyber Monday? via @smartercafe

Help me help you upgrade via @smartercafe

Some Assembly Required via @smartercafe

Not all Luck via @smartercafe

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: #scheduling #shifttrade

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