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Singapore, Hong Kong have some of the fewest paid holidays



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If you’re feeling a tad too overworked, just be thankful you’re not an employee in the USA, where staff are given no statutory vacation or holiday entitlement. 

(Unless of course you are reading this from the States. In which case, you have our deepest sympathies.)

According to Mercer’s latest Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines, Asia Pacific countries offer workers the least number of statutory paid holiday days overall.

 Mercer’s latest Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines
So where should you go if you’re looking for more days off? The UK, where employees are entitled to a whopping 28 paid vacation days.

 Mercer’s latest Worldwide Benefit and Employment Guidelines
However, even if you did work in a country which offered up to a month – minimum – of statutory annual leave days, chances are you wouldn’t use it all anyway.

Yep, around 75% of employees don’t take all the time off they are allocated – and even when they do, 61% say they still manage to do some work while on holiday, Glassdoor reported.

READ MORE: Why you need to use all your holiday leave

Does your organisation’s paid vacation days line up with Mercer’s report? Should employees in APAC be entitled to more vacation time? Share your thoughts with us below.

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Human Resources Online is heading to Bangkok with the Accelerate HR conference on November 26-27.
HR leaders from Agoda, DKSH, Fonterra, FWD, Kasikornbank, Minor Food, Nissan Motor and more have already confirmed to speak.
Bring your team for additional group discounts.

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