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Returning from vacation doesn't ensure less stress, new Fierce survey finds

Available Online http://www.travelagentcentral.com/running-your-...
Publication Date June 21, 2017
Author Susan Young
Source Travel Agent Central
Source Type Online News Article
Summary

This article focuses on the notion that employees do not always return from vacation with less stress. The results of a recent study suggest that 66% of employees who recently returned from vacation report that, compared to pre-departure, they were more than or equally as stressed upon return. Employees cite causes such as readjustment and work backlogs. Similar results were found five years ago. The study also revealed the importance of job satisfaction, as 38% of employees reporting increased stress upon return also reported lower levels of satisfaction. In addition, the article posits that lack of support between coworkers with respect to taking time off can have a negative effect. Lastly, organizations are advised to take note of the large portion (56%) of employees who say they would feel a greater sense of loyalty if they had more time off.

Keywords Vacation, stress, readjustment, backlog, job satisfaction, support, time-off
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Young, S. (2017, June 21). Returning from vacation doesn’t ensure less stress, new fierce survey finds. Travel Agent Central [Online]. Retrieved June 28, 2017, from https://www.travelagentcentral.com

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