On average, employees in Croatia have 24.6 days of annual leave, which is 0.8 days more than last year.
Employees of Croatian institutions have the longest rest
Respondents employed in Croatian institutions have the most days of annual leave, on average as many as 28 days. Employees in foreign institutions have 25 days, and in state-owned companies as many as 27 days. Employees in privately owned private companies have 25 days, while employees in predominantly domestically owned private companies have at least 23 days off.
When it comes to the number of days off, it is best to work in large companies, where employees have an average of 26 days off. Workers in medium-sized companies have 24 days a year at their disposal, one day more than those who ‘earn’ bread by working in small companies.
Slightly less than half of workers (41%) are satisfied with the number of days off, while 55% still want more time off. In the perfect scenario, those who want more vacation days think that a round 30 days is the ideal number of vacation days. It should be emphasized that workers who are dissatisfied with the current situation have on average 4 days of annual leave (23) less than those who believe they already have enough days of annual leave (27). There are also those respondents, albeit few (4%), who point out that they have too many days available for vacation and that this has a bad effect on their productivity.
In Western countries, although rare, it is an increasingly common practice to give an unlimited number of days of vacation, primarily to company management, but also to workers. Opinions of our respondents on this topic are divided; on the one hand, some believe that the only thing that matters is that the job is done, while on the other hand, some see the potential danger in abusing such practices. They are particularly bothered by the fact that such a practice would be introduced only for the company’s management and other employees would be discriminated against in this regard. Of course, there are also those respondents who understand that vacation management often works anyway, or doesn’t even take advantage of the annual ones they have.
Employees of state-owned companies mostly expect recourse
The fact that the market is slowly returning to normal is also shown by the data on how many respondents expect a recourse this year. And while in that catastrophic 2020, only 24% of respondents expected recourse, that percentage was 39% in 2021, and this year every second worker (49%) expects recourse! Apart from the fact that more citizens expect the payment of recourse this year, its amount has more or less remained unchanged compared to last year and is around 1,878 kuna.
Resources are mostly expected by respondents employed in state-owned companies and institutions (84%), but they also expect the lowest amount of recourse (HRK 1,684 and HRK 1,539, respectively).
The largest amount of recourse is expected by respondents employed in foreign institutions (3,467), but it is not expected by a large number of respondents (41%). In privately foreign-owned private companies, half of the respondents (50%) expect recourse in the average amount of HRK 2,392.
Employees in domestic private companies expect the least amount of recourse, only a third of them (33%) and expect recourse in the average amount of 1,710 kuna.
If we look at the size of the company, it pays most to work in large companies where employees expect a recourse of an average of 1,925 kuna, but these respondents mostly expect to get it – 62% of respondents employed in large companies expect recourse. Employees in small companies expect the least recourse (32%), and its average amount is HRK 1,923. Almost half of the respondents employed in medium-sized companies expect recourse (45%) in the average amount of HRK 1,740.