When was the last time you encouraged your employees to use vacation days?
The benefits of vacation can’t be denied — if you’ve ever looked at the face of an employee who recently returned from vacation, you know how relaxed they look. On the other hand, workers who don’t get to take time off are often exhausted and negative, which can spread throughout an organization quickly.
Worse yet, it can lead to burnout and even quiet quitting.
On average, Americans aren’t great about taking all their vacation days. In fact, by the end of 2021, Americans had 9.5 unused vacation days left, according to a 2023 January study by Qualtrics, a software company. For companies looking to promote a healthy work-life balance, a vacation is a necessity for employees to have.
Don’t let that happen to your workers. Vacations are the perfect time for employees to take a much-needed break and renew their energy — mentally and physically.
If you’re not sold on the benefits of vacation, you’ll find all the research below that backs why employees do better when they can enjoy quality time off.