How does your annual leave compare? 2015 holiday research

How much annual leave do you offer staff? REX/Albanpix
How much holiday do you offer staff? REX/Albanpix

As the economy recovers and the job market becomes more buoyant, the amount of annual leave an employer allows its staff can be a cost-effective way to retain talent.

XpertHR is investigating annual leave provision among UK organisations and is looking for new research participants. By sharing your organisation’s holiday practices in this confidential survey, you will receive a free copy of a report on training line managers to manage absence effectively, emailed to you on completion of the survey, and a summary report of our annual leave findings as soon as they are published.

Annual leave – big data

The greatest entitlement of basic annual leave surveyed by XpertHR was 90 days, for teachers at a private school.
Source: 2013 XpertHR annual leave survey

In addition, all those respondents whose data can be used in XpertHR survey analyses will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £1,000.

Research in 2013 into annual leave showed that:

  • 43% of employers have the same holiday arrangements for all employees;
  • the median number of days given to full-time employees as paid annual leave is 25;
  • holiday pay is usually calculated at 1/260th of basic salary (a full calendar year excluding weekends) but many employers use other formulae; and
  • almost half of employers had changed the annual leave entitlement in the previous three years, either to reflect good practice or to become more competitive.

Closing date: 3 November 2014

Take part in the annual leave survey now


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