Not that much time to relax this summer! - Findings of a CROP-CRHA survey

    MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - According to a CROP survey conducted on
behalf of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés, the summer
isn't necessarily a time when Quebec workers can sit back and relax.

    Working vacations...

    Nearly one respondent in three (28%) reported they plan to work during
their vacation this summer, even if it's just to respond to emergencies or to
answer e-mails. This percentage rose to 35% for men.
    In addition, 36% of workers said they'd have a heavier workload because
of their own or their co-workers' vacations.
    "The fact that these figures are fairly high is a cause for concern
because vacations are important. Employees need time off to recharge their
batteries. Otherwise, employers are opening the door to problems like
absenteeism, lack of motivation or poor health," warned Florent Francoeur,
CHRP, Ordre president and CEO.

    Work/family balance: harder to achieve in the summer?

    As concerns work/family balance, the survey indicates that 22% of
respondents have more trouble balancing the two in the summer.
    At 29%, the percentage is even higher for women, climbing to 37% for
households with annual incomes between $20,000 and $40,000, and 35% among less
educated workers.
    The findings of the CROP-CRHA survey are available at (in French only)

    About the Ordre

    The Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés is the primary
reference organization in its field in Quebec. It has a membership of close to
9,500 professionals, candidates and students, including 5,000 CHRPs and 2,500
CIRCs. It is the only organization devoted to the protection of the public
authorized by the Professional Code to confer these professional designations.
    Active in all sectors, CHRPs and CIRCS contribute to the development and
maintenance of a healthy working atmosphere and a safe, efficient
organizational environment that respects the uniqueness of each and every
employee. They also represent employers and employees in various areas of HR
management, from industrial relations, to staffing, training, occupational
health and safety, organizational development and compensation.

For further information:

For further information: Caroline Soulas, Communications coordinator,
(514) 879-1636, ext. 224,

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