Vacations are the number one (and arguably, only) way to give your employees the rest they need to avoid being burnt out by their job. Rates of burnout have been on the rise. Burnt out employees will be disengaged from their work — lowering accuracy, stifling creativity, and costing you in productivity. Workers experiencing stress from burnout may begin experiencing symptoms of depression and physical ailments requiring frequent trips to the doctor.
Employees need rest from the stressors of the workplace, but burnout can’t be solved overnight. A vacation is a perfect option to start off a long-term solution. Sure, changes will need to be made in the office, but the simple act of getting away and unplugging from work for a time will help burnt out employees gain some semblance of recovery. A non-burnt-out employee is more productive, takes fewer absences, and is less likely to quit.