The crisis has had little effect on workers' vacations - Findings of a CROP-CRHA survey

    MONTREAL, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Everything seems to indicate that the
vacations of workers in Quebec haven't really been affected by the crisis.
These are the findings of a CROP survey conducted in May on behalf of the
Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés.
    In fact, while 14% of respondents said their vacations will be shorter
this year than last year, two-thirds (66%) report they'll be taking the same
number of weeks, versus 17% who plan to take more.

    An average of two and a half weeks

    According to the CROP-CRHA survey, Quebec workers will take an average of
2.5 weeks of vacation between now and September. However, slightly more than
one employee in ten (12%) won't have any time off this summer and 22% will be
taking a week or less. Half the survey respondents will have two (28%) to
three (22%) weeks vacation, versus 24% who'll enjoy four weeks or more.
    Interestingly, among those who intend to take four weeks or more, 30% are
women and 37% are among the more educated respondents.
    "On the whole, these figures are very similar to findings from the last
three years. So it would seem that the crisis hasn't had much of an impact on
vacation time in organizations. And that's good news, because vacations are
absolutely essential for workers to recharge their batteries. They have a
positive and direct impact on health, productivity and motivation," commented
Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre president and CEO.
    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.

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

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