Employees should take time off every 2 months or risk lower productivity, research warns
Employees start to feel tired and lose their productivity just eight weeks after returning from holidays, a recent survey of more than 2,000 British workers was able to reveal.
The research was commissioned by Holiday Hypermarket and suggests that employees should take some time off every 56 days in order to maintain their productivity.
Unfortunately, the same study also points out that most workers only take time off just twice a year or less, with 19 per cent of people answering the poll only going on holiday once a year and 8 per cent saying they had taken no holiday in the past 12 months.
And more than half of respondents said that waiting too long before taking a break has had a detrimental effect on their work productivity, with nearly two-thirds rating their productivity levels as five out of 10 or below before a break, while over half of respondents admitted that their motivation drops when they need a holiday.
Making sure that employees are at peak productivity levels at all times is very important for line managers, who should consider using a solid and reliable time and attendance system designed to offer a clear overview of all holiday bookings and approve (or disallow) them accordingly.
That’s exactly the case with Tensor‘s WinTA.NET system, which supports extensive Absence Planning and Entitlement Management. The built-in graphical calendar charts provide a colourful way of viewing an individual’s or a department’s absence records, and each employee can be allocated different entitlements for absence such as annual leave or allowed sickness.
As absence is booked and taken, the remainder available for each entitlement is updated. Entitlement formulae are used to calculate more complex entitlements calculated on a rising scale based upon length of service.
WinTA.NET provides this information through warning email notifications or via hardcopy reports. The system quickly identifies missing employees that are expected to be at work and then informs you via automatic email reporting reports distributed by email.