Why leaders should encourage their team to take vacation
Communicate time-off policies and the reasons behind them
Communicate the reasoning behind time-off and vacation policies with employees, no matter how many or few you have.
Most employees report that they hear nothing, or mixed messages, about time off policies. And 1 in 11 small business employees report that they are “very likely” to leave their company in the next 12 months specifically due to unfavourable vacation policies. When your employees understand that (i) you have their best interest in mind and (ii) employee time off benefits the company financially, they’ll be more likely to do it.
Remember, they want employer / employee alignment just as much as you do.