Avoid the Hidden Costs of Unused Paid Time Off
It's becoming all too common to receive emails from people working through the holiday season, even if they have paid unused PTO (paid time off).
During the holidays, it’s not unusual to receive a slew of out-of-office messages from people squeezing in one last getaway before the new year. Unfortunately, it is also becoming just as common to receive emails and phone calls from people working through the season, even if they have paid time off (PTO) to burn or worse, they’re on vacation.
A heavy workload and job pressures from peers and supervisors are causing more workers to put in overtime and take less PTO. It’s getting to the point where unplugging doesn’t feel normal anymore: 47% of Americans say they feel less stress when they stay connected to the office while on vacation. This obsession with tackling work by doing more work – even when one needs rest – has numerous negative consequences for both the employee and their company.
The Hidden Costs of Unused PTO
Vacations exist for a reason. When employees don’t physically and mentally