Published on February 4th, 2015 | by admin
Holidays Are Vital For Employee Morale
In the UK, we have a relatively generous holiday entitlement compared to that available to employees in other countries. That’s because almost all workers are entitled to statutory leave entitlement of over five weeks paid holiday per year.
At a time of year when many of us traditionally make plans for a holiday in the summer as something to look forward to, here at the Post Office Shop we’ve recently read a survey which claims that more than two thirds of employees (69%) cite regular holidays as enabling them to keep focused and productive in the office.
In fact the study we’ve seen concludes that being on holiday is shown to be most common reason to induce general happiness, way ahead of other factors noted that can enhance our state of mind such as receiving a tax refund or finding lost money.
Indicating we return to work after a holiday feeling refreshed and with a spring in our step, the survey we’ve read also claims that 89 per cent of those asked said they come back from holidays happier than before they left. Over two thirds of those asked said that holidays make them feel more productive and focused at work as well as happier, better rested and less stressed too.
The survey also looked into the list of things we are prepared to go without in order to obtain an extra week’s holiday. Amongst the top ten list of sacrifices we are prepared to forfeit in order to take an extra week of holiday instead include junk food, alcohol, dessert, social media and hot drinks, notably coffee.
And for those looking for inspiration of some colourful far flung places to visit this year, it would be worth jotting down on Post it Notes the picture postcard destinations Bora Bora and Cape Town as ideas for starters.