Last year fully 54% of American workers did not use all their vacation according to this post from Business 2 Community written by Kristen Carlson. Taking time away to refresh and recharge is valuable but do you know just how valuable? This article from Inc by Lolly Daskal has some interesting statistics. When we do go on vacation 3 out of 5 of us do some work, some more than others! If you don’t take your vacation you’re likely to have higher stress levels and negatively impact both your cardiovascular health and even your year end performance rating!
At Referential we believe taking vacation is important. We just did a quick mid-year reminder to everyone of how much vacation they have already used this year and how much they still have available. We encourage early planning for time off at the holidays, which is really important for us as our clients still need our services. We are open and stagger time out of the office so as to continue to provide coverage. We discourage carry over, we’d rather people take their full vacation and get the associated benefits each year. So far team members have had staycations, attended music festivals, visited the Caymans, the Dominican Republic, Spain, France, and Seattle, to name just a few places, with more exciting locations in plan.
Be among those that take all of their vacation time each year! You’ll feel better and perform better as well.