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Beating January blues: Six per cent of workers have already booked all annual leave for 2016

New research from Monster.co.uk has revealed that six per cent of workers have already booked all their annual leave for 2016, with a further one in ten (20%) having booked between ten and twenty days for the year ahead. However in contrast nearly half (44%) are yet to book off any time at all.

Andy Sumner, Managing Director for Monster UK & Ireland, commented; “It’s clear that this year’s January blues have hit hard with thousands of workers deciding to plan ahead and give themselves holiday to look forward to.”

“With the lines between working life and personal life becoming increasingly blurred, it’s incredibly important to strive for a healthy work-life balance. Your job should give you enjoyment but also leave time to enjoy the other aspects of your life. Those who are yet to book time off should take the lead from their colleagues and schedule some to relax and recharge their batteries, whether at home or aboard.”

Monster poll results: January 2016
How much annual leave have you already booked in 2016? % of votes # of votes
1 – 5 days 15% 286
5 – 10 days 13% 244
10 – 15 days 13% 252
15 – 20 days 9% 166
All 6% 108
None 44% 827
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