Vacation Nation

It’s almost summer time at Red Branch Media, which means everyone is getting ready to head out on vacation. While exciting for the person waiting in the TSA line (NOT), it can put pressure on everyone in the office. Before getting grumpy about your office being at half-staff every May, June and July, check out these awesome vacation articles and learn why you WANT your people to get the heck outta town!

Do You Want to be Part of the Problem?

“The United States is the only advanced economy that does not guarantee its workers any paid vacation time and is one of only a few rich countries that does not require employers to offer at least some paid holidays,” concludes a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a Washington think-tank. (CBS News)

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Make Use of the Time You Have

As Labor Day lurks around the corner, about a quarter (24%) of private sector workers will not be enjoying a paid day off on Monday. A similar number (23%) earn no paid vacation time. (Economic Policy Institute)

Did You Know?

The majority of HR managers agree (77%) that employees who take most or all of their vacation time are more productive in their jobs than those who do not.

Further, HR managers believe that taking using vacation time leads to higher performance (75%) and increased job satisfaction (78%). (Project Time Off)

Vacations are great for overall productivity. More than 50% of employees feel more “rested, rejuvenated and reconnected to their personal life,” and nearly 40% of workers “feel more productive and better about their job” after returning from vacation. (Entrepreneur)

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