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© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
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© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
Source: Accountemps surv...
© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
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© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
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© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.
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Are vacations where people completely disconnect from the office a thing of the past? Research shows "workations" may be more common for professionals today.

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  1. 1. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Automatic Reply: On Vacation
  2. 2. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. What You Need To Know Reasons for checking in include:  Gaining peace of mind that things were under control (54 percent)  Keeping projects moving along (53 percent)  Avoiding coming back to extra work (47 percent)  Preventing colleagues from feeling undue stress (34 percent). 2 54 percent of workers typically check in with the office at least once or twice a week during their vacation. 15 percent of workers touch base at least once or twice a day, compared to 21 percent in 2016.
  3. 3. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “How many vacation days will you be taking off this summer?” 3 THE AVERAGE: 10 DAYS
  4. 4. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “Do you plan to take more or fewer vacation days this summer than you did last summer?” More days 4 Fewer days Same amount of days 30% 12% 58% ALL RESPONSES:
  5. 5. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “Do you plan to take more or fewer vacation days this summer than you did last summer?” More days 5 Fewer days Same amount of days 35% 10% 55% MALE RESPONSES: FEMALE RESPONSES: More days Fewer days Same amount of days 24% 14% 61%
  6. 6. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “Do you plan to take more or fewer vacation days this summer than you did last summer?” More days 6 Fewer days Same amount of days 41% 17% 41% 18-34 YEAR OLD RESPONSES: 35-54 YEAR OLD RESPONSES: 55+ YEAR OLD RESPONSES: More days Fewer days Same amount of days 25% 9% 66% More days Fewer days Same amount of days 16% 8% 76%
  7. 7. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “Which best describes how you feel about the amount of time you get off of work?” It’s too much: I can’t possibly take all the vacation time I have accrued! 7 It’s just the right amount: I get enough time off every year to recharge. It’s not enough: I could use more time to recharge. 7% 56% 37% ALL RESPONSES:
  8. 8. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “Which best describes how you feel about the amount of time you get off of work?” It’s too much: I can’t possibly take all the vacation time I have accrued! 8 It’s just the right amount: I get enough time off every year to recharge. It’s not enough: I could use more time to recharge. 8% 61% 31% MALE RESPONSES: It’s too much: I can’t possibly take all the vacation time I have accrued! It’s just the right amount: I get enough time off every year to recharge. It’s not enough: I could use more time to recharge. 5% 51% 44% FEMALE RESPONSES:
  9. 9. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “Which best describes how you feel about the amount of time you get off of work?” It’s too much. 9 It’s just the right amount. It’s not enough. 10% 51% 39% 18-34 YEAR OLDS: 35-54 YEAR OLDS: 55+ YEAR OLDS: It’s too much. It’s just the right amount. It’s not enough. 4% 58% 38% It’s too much. It’s just the right amount. It’s not enough. 8% 64% 28%
  10. 10. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “During your summer vacation, how often do you typically check in with the office?” 10 I don’t check in at all Once or twice a week Several times a week 47% 24% 15% Once or twice a day Several times a day 10% 5% ALL RESPONSES: 2017 2016 59% 12% 8% 12% 9%
  11. 11. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “During your summer vacation, how often do you typically check in with the office?” 11 I don’t check in at all Once or twice a week Several times a week 41% 55% Once or twice a day Several times a day MALE RESPONSES FEMALE RESPONSES 27% 20% 18% 11% 10% 9% 4% 5%
  12. 12. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “During your summer vacation, how often do you typically check in with the office?” 12 I don’t check in at all Once or twice a week Several times a week 38% 52% Once or twice a day Several times a day 18-34 YEAR OLDS 35-54 YEAR OLDS 27% 22% 16% 16% 13% 8% 6% 3% 55+ YEAR OLDS 60% 21% 8% 6% 5%
  13. 13. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “What are the reasons you check in with the office while on vacation?”* 13 ALL RESPONSES: To gain peace of mind that things are under control To keep projects moving along To avoid coming back to extra work 54% 53% 47% To prevent colleagues from feeling undue stress Other 34% 3% *Multiple responses were allowed.
  14. 14. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. Workers were asked, “What are the reasons you check in with the office while on vacation?”* 14 *Multiple responses were allowed. MALE RESPONSES: FEMALE RESPONSES: 53% 55% 42% 31% 3% To gain peace of mind that things are under control To keep projects moving along To avoid coming back to extra work 55% 51% 55% To prevent colleagues from feeling undue stress Other 39% 4%
  15. 15. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. Source: Accountemps survey from more than 1,000 workers age 18+ in the U.S. 15 Workers were asked, “What are the reasons you check in with the office while on vacation?”* 51% 56% 52% 55% 41% 56% 37% 34% 3% 2% 18-34 YEAR OLDS 35-54 YEAR OLDS 55+ YEAR OLDS 58% 53% 43% 22% 9% To gain peace of mind that things are under control To keep projects moving along To avoid coming back to extra work To prevent colleagues from feeling undue stress Other *Multiple responses were allowed.
  16. 16. © 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans. For more information about Accountemps, including job search services and the company’s blog, visit roberthalf.com/accountemps

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