Attendees at First-Ever 'Vacation Commitment Summit' Vow to Reduce over 400 million Unused Vacation Days by 20% in Two Years
Attendees ask American Companies to Step Up and Do Their Part6/18/2015
Nationwide efforts to improve worker health and productivity by ending the current epidemic of being a "Vacation Starved Society" were strengthened at the first-ever Vacation Commitment Summit, which took place Monday in New York City. The conference, presented by non-profit TakeBackYourTime.org, explored the issues and discussed the development of strategies to help encourage employees to use their vacation time and employers to create positive pro-vacation environments.
Overwork is an epidemic in America. Last year 46% of the nation's work force did not take their paid vacation leave. Based on this finding and research conducted by Diamond Resorts International, TakeBackYourTime.org, a non-profit, pro-vacation organization, is hosting the first annual Vacation Commitment Summit, scheduled to take place on June 15, 2015 in New York City.
Take Back Your Time, a non-profit organization working to improve lives by eliminating the epidemic of overwork in America, has designated March 31, 2015 the first annual Vacation Commitment Day. As part of its Vacation Commitment initiative, TBYT is asking both employers and their employees to acknowledge the importance of taking regular vacations and commit to taking them regularly.
Take Back Your Time, a non-profit organization working to improve lives by eliminating the epidemic of overwork in America, today announced the launch of its Vacation Commitment Initiative. The mission is to help change the culture around paid vacation in America by fostering corporate support in encouraging employees to take their earned time off. The program was presented today to hundreds of HR professionals attending The Future of Work conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Diamond Resorts International® has thrown down the gauntlet to Americans. The challenge? Take a vacation! Diamond Resorts, a leading vacation ownership company offering Vacations for Life® - with the help of research and a team of experts, has created a campaign designed to raise awareness among consumers and their employers about the significance of taking regular vacations.
Labor Day is fast approaching, but there's still time for the 63% of Americans who won't be taking vacation this year (according to travel intelligence company Skift) to make plans. Labor Day, the holiday meant to celebrate working people, is the time for America's workforce to make a decision that just might be good for their health according to a new study conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Diamond Resorts International®, (NYSE: DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries. The study found that people who commit to taking vacations on a regular basis are generally happier, healthier and have better relationships than those who don't.