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The Trouble with Employees Who Don’t Use Vacation Days

The average American worker left 3.2 vacation days unused in 2013. Adam Vaccaro examines both sides of the issue in an article for Inc., where it turns out there may not be an easy answer.

Happy Days without Vacays?

Studies link time off with employee happiness and productivity, and yet when you mandate that vacation be taken, it tends not to produce any net benefit in an employee. And the rare organizations that implement unlimited vacation policies find that their employees barely take any vacation at all. Vaccaro says the best you can do as the employer is create a situation where employees feel least stressed. If they do not want to take full weeks off, encourage them to build in a three-day weekend here and there instead. You can read Vaccaro’s full article here: http://www.inc.com/adam-vaccaro/unused-vacation-time-2013.html

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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