One in four employees (26 percent) say it will be harder to take time off for the holidays this year than it was last year, compared to eight percent who say it will be easier, and 55 percent who say it will be the same.
"It's that time of year when many want to use up some of their vacation days so they can enjoy time with friends and family. If you manage a team of people, communicate holiday vacation policies early in order to give people time to plan. Employees will appreciate hearing how to best handle vacation requests, and have a reminder of office holidays and any work-related holiday celebrations," said Rueff. "If you are an employee wanting time off this holiday season, set up time to speak with your boss or supervisor as soon as possible. The more time you give your boss to plan and the more prepared you are to handle your work responsibilities, the better chances you'll have in securing the time off. First come, first served usually works when it comes to time-off requests."
With the holidays around the corner and expectations around what the New Year may bring, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, has released a new survey that reveals employees' work-related resolutions for 2013, their preferences for employer-gifted holiday perks, expectations for time off during the holidays and bonus expectations.