When Time Off Work Is Good for Business
8 Jan 2020
The state tourism agency wants businesses to encourage employees to plan for vacation.
Travel Oregon is keen to encourage employers to take the initiative in encouraging their staff to use the day to plan vacation. Linea Gagliano, director of global communications for Travel Oregon, says evidence shows that employees who plan for vacation are more likely to take time off and perform better at work.
“When employees plan vacation, it relieves stress. They look forward to it. When they take it, they are happier and more efficient,” says Gagliano.
Employees who take their vacation time are more likely than those who don’t to have been promoted in the past year (27% versus 23%) and to have received a raise or bonus in the past three years (84% versus 78%), according to the U.S. Travel Association.