Eight weeks. Fifty six days. New research finds that is the amount of time it takes for employee motivation and productivity to drop after a holiday.
And as we sneak up on the magical 56 days mark after the Christmas/New Year holiday period, many might be feeling the slide in motivation. This research implies that taking regular holidays is very important for productivity levels.
Canada comes in at the third spot among advanced economies in the amount of paid vacation time it guarantees its workers. Although Canadians do in some provinces benefit from multiple public holidays throughout the year, with some having 10 days a year, the average Canadian employee gets just two weeks of paid leave per year.
With the holiday season just behind us, it is a good time to observe how management handle the annual leave issue. If not managed properly, large amounts of stockpiled annual leave can put ill-prepared employers at risk of unrealized costs as the value of leave rises. Employees themselves risk burnout, illness, and decreased job satisfaction.
Want to make it easier for your staff to take time off and manage annual leave information?
A workforce management system, with employee self-service functionality, empowers your staff to manage their own time and attendance in a controlled, accessible and efficient way. Employees can view their accrued leave, associated entitlements, and request updates to their personal records without having to bother the time-strapped HR department.