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Is Taking a Vacation Stressful for Your Employees?

Is Taking a Vacation Stressful for Your Employees?

Posted on August 12, 2022 by kozmun

Taking a vacation can be stressful for employees. As a manager, you can reduce that stress and make it easier for your employees to return rested.

Part of managing a team involves keeping track of everyone’s well-being. You can’t expect exceptional results in your business if your team is feeling overworked or unable to recharge. 

Taking a Vacation is Important

Taking time for yourself is important. Equally important is ensuring your team knows you support their right to take time off. Sometimes, employees get nervous about taking a vacation because they don’t want to appear lazy or disengaged. This can often lead to distractions and in turn, lower productivity. 

Tips to Try

Increase employee engagement and give a great impression:

·       Check in with your employees on a monthly or quarterly basis.

·       Make it clear that vacation time doesn’t need to be explained.

·       Offer to come up with a plan for coverage while they’re away.

Questions for leaders

1.     Do you think your current vacation policies need to be adjusted?

2.     How do you ensure your staff is taking the time they are entitled to?

Employee and Mobilize Engagement Program

Develop more strategies with our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program.

For more information and to register:

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. 

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How to Actively Engage with Your Employees

The Great Engagement Urgently Calls Organizations to Actively Engage their Employees.

Posted on November 26, 2021 by kozmun

Do you know how to actively engage with your employees to have the most positive impact?

Please note, saying “be thankful you have a job!” is not an effective way to engage your staff even though an “attitude of gratitude” is powerful. If this is your approach then don’t be surprised if you are hosting more good-bye parties than welcome parties. 

Employees want more than a paycheque.

Three Most Common Reasons

The three most common reasons Gallup found employees to be disengaged at work were:

  • Not seeing opportunities for development
  • Not feeling connected to the company’s purpose
  • Not having strong relationships at work

What will you do?

Which one of Gallup’s three reasons for disengaged employees applies to your organization?

Which one will you strengthen to increase engagement with your employees?

What actions are you going to take to actively engage your employees?

The Great Engagement is an urgent call to action for businesses to retain and  attract great employees. 

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Program

To develop your strategies our Great Engagement: Engage and Mobilize Employees Training Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Canada Job Grant program. Employers may be eligible to receive two-thirds of the training cost.