Many workers not taking vacation: Survey

Employers can be more supportive to push them out the door
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/14/2011

Three years ago, Nurse Next Door implemented a policy that gave all employees five weeks’ paid vacation. The change was highly popular, said John DeHart, co-founder of the home health-care company based in Vancouver.

“It was our most favoured perk, by far. Employees loved it,” he said.

When the recession hit, the organization decided to return to its previous policy of three weeks’ vacation to start. But there’s still a pretty loose policy for employees, said DeHart.