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My employees aren’t using their time off. How do I incentivize them to use it?

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Humza Graves asked 5 months ago

1 Answer
Jean replied 5 months ago
Hi Humza,

Taking PTO is obviously a choice. Many people are offered it with their employment. The average number of days of PTO in the United States is 10 days of PTO. This is far fewer than many international countries, but the benefits of taking your PTO are high according to several researchers.

Now, as we speak, taking PTO improves your physical health, it improves your mental health. It supports greater wellbeing. It increases your mental motivation. It improves your familial relationships. It decreases burnout and overall it increases your happiness.

The New York Times reported that if you take a vacation every two years, compared to every six years, you’ll lessen your risk of coronary heart disease for heart attacks. The more vacations you take, you take on less stress.You end up doing your job better and your risk for coronary heart disease lessons. Neuroscientists have also found that chronic exposure to stress can alter your brain structure and bring on anxiety and depression.

If you want to learn more about how to help your employees take time off, check out the video below!

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