HOLIDAY LEAVE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
New Zealand – Staff in New Zealand are entitled to some of the world’s most generous leave, ranking eighth globally.
According to Mercer, New Zealanders, Japanese and Australian staff have a legal entitlement to 20 days of leave, far ahead of Singapore and Hong Kong’s 14 days. Additionally, New Zealanders also get 11 public holidays a year, bring their total off days to 31 annually.
“With pay rises muted and often below the rate of inflation, companies are searching for other ways to motivate their staff,” Georgina Harley, leader for information and product solutions at Mercer, said.
She added flexible working arrangements and a good work-life balance better engage employees when “the usual financial tools are unavailable”.
When it comes to public holidays, India, Thailand and Malaysia have the highest in the region with 16 days, followed by Japan, South Korea and the Philippines with 15, Australia at 10 and Vietnam nine.
Globally, Canadians have the most public holidays with 18 days, and Mexico the lowest with eight.
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