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September 2017

9 out of 10 workers don’t fully utilise holiday allowance

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A new survey undertaken by voucherbox.co.uk found that 9 out of 10 British workers failed to take all of their holiday allowance last year.

The study looked at British workers’ annual leave entitlement and found that 43% of us don’t take our full allowance as we are too busy, and 7% of us reach the end of the year with at least half our allowance untaken.

When asked to elaborate, the top reason given for not taking full holiday entitlement was that we felt our workplace was too busy for us to take time off, with one in ten saying that they had holiday requests denied.

More than a third of us (35%) completely lost our untaken holiday days, unable to carry over the days to the following year or sell the days back to our employers.

In addition to this, 81% of us admitted to working up to nine hours’ unpaid overtime each week, effectively missing out on a further £434.40 in unpaid labour over the year.

It’s concerning to see so many British workers not utilising their opportunities to take time away from work and relax. With perkpal, employees can get 100’s of discounts and perks, including up to 10% off holidays and discounts on hotel bookings.

To sign up to perkpal, have a company decision maker contact us here.

 

 

 

 

4 reasons millennials make great hires

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Millenials often get a bad rap as the lazy, self-entitled, job-hopping generation, but in the right environment, they can be quite the opposite.

As more millennials begin to move into decision-making positions, it’s time to start seeing them as the innovative, valuable generation they are.

Here are 4 reasons Millennials make great hires:

They’re digital natives

Millenials are the first generation who’ve grown up with digital technology, and so they know the digital world like the back of their hands. Thanks to the introduction of ‘virality’ (content being shared extremely widely), millennials have a strong understanding of what resonates with their generation. Because they’re used to the ever-changing digital landscape, they adapt quickly and seamlessly and are able to positively contribute and deliver results. They rarely require training to understand new digital processes.

They’re solution-orientated

Millenials found their way through a rough economic downturn, and are no strangers to competition and working for what they want in life. They’re happy to experiment and find solutions to problems, and they often see ways to streamline existing processes and make them more efficient. They’re an entrepreneurial generation who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get work done.

They’re willing to improve themselves

Although Millennials are often thought of being arrogant, they can actually be very much the opposite. Many are happy to take constructive criticism, owning their mistakes and working on self-development so they can complete tasks and solve problems to a higher standard. The key here is to cultivate a workplace culture that isn’t afraid to slip-up; Millennials thrive on trial-and-error learning.

They look for meaning in everything they do

Perhaps due to the input they had in family decisions when they were children, Millennials like to inject a bit of themselves into companies they join. This is not inherently a bad thing, as it means they often uncover new ways to solve problems and take partial responsibility for the overall success of the company. Millennials like to ask ‘why’ because they want to know what they do is making a positive impact in the workplace. If you can show them how all processes interconnect and how what they do is important to your organisation, they will be massively more motivated.

 

More than any other generation, Millennials expect to be able to choose from a list of benefits, which is exactly what perkpal’s digital platform offers.
If you want to motivate and engage your Millennials, be the workplace hero and sign up to perkpal today.

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