Human Resources News & Insights

Study: Additional time off resulted in worker performance gains in 3 areas

Sure, you know there are personal benefits to getting rest and relaxation — like less stress and fatigue. Now here’s some compelling proof there are also measurable business benefits to getting your employees to take some R&R time. 

Why it may make sense to force employees to use FMLA leave

FMLA leave and vacation time collide in this bizarre case involving poultry, Guatemala and a massive miscommunication.

The latest on how managers ruin vacations, bully employees

Here are two new ways your managers are screwing up. 

Should you pay staff for accrued vacation after they’re fired?

Are you obligated to pay out a staff member’s accrued vacation time when they leave or are fired?

What are more employees doing on vacation? Working

You give employees vacation time so they can kick back, relax and come back to work refreshed and more productive. Well, that’s not what’s happening.

Are your workers actually using their vacation time in 2012?

Tight economic times have caused many employees to skip their annual vacations, but it looks like a lot of their managers are finding time to get away.

‘The Fool’s Errand’ – clever benefit fights burnout, boosts productivity

Even if you offer generous vacation benefits, there’s always going to be that one person who refuses to take time off and burns out because of it. But not at this company. It’s created a clever way of preventing employees from burning the candle at both ends.

Unlimited vacation: 4 convincing reasons to add this benefit

Snag and retain top-notch talent. To do it, here’s one benefit the founder and owner of the 2011 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year recommends you offer. 

More workers comfortable with taking a vacation this year

Get ready: Employees who put off their vacations may be ready to start taking them in the summer months ahead.

‘Tis the season: Encourage your people to take a break

Another sign the economy’s crawling back: A substantial number of workers feel better about taking vacation this year than they did in Summer 2010.