Are you or an employer with staff dealing with fatigue and need a break, or are you yourself burning the candle at both ends?
According to an article posted in the CPA Practice Advisor in May 2021, 44% of professionals surveyed said they are more burned out on the job today compared to a year ago, up from 34% in a similar 2020 poll. Of course, heavier workloads contribute to this increasing fatigue, and have caused detrimental changes in mental health of employers and employees alike.
It is said that managers need to encourage employees to take these much-needed vacations. A Robert Half survey indicated that in 2020, 1 in 4 said they forfeited paid time off, while this year (2021) 1 in 3 plans to take more than 3 weeks of vacation time this year. This same survey showed the different ways professions plan to vacation: “57% are ready for an “awaycation” to travel and completely disconnect from work; in comparison, 32% prefer a staycation, and only 11% favor a “workcation” or a vacation that combines work and leisure.”
It is important that employers have their finger on the pulse of what atmosphere is being set at their workplace whether physical or virtual and continue to encourage healthy work breaks. This will not only increase productivity but also the environment of work culture. If you need help creating a personal time off policy and need a contact to a Human Resources consultant, reach out to us today at 310-534-5577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to refer you to someone we know to assist you.