As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers must encourage PTO
If the stigma surrounding PTO continues, it will ultimately cost employers employee satisfaction and headcount from burnout and a perceived lack of care.
By Cheryl Johnson|September 29, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many workers to make sacrifices for the benefit of their job. Despite these sacrifices, many have not been encouraged to take the time needed to care for their own well-being.
It’s no surprise the situation has unfolded this way — it’s merely a symptom of the American stigma that taking time off from work constitutes laziness. Forty-eight percent of American workers feel ashamed for using vacation time and an average of 6.5 vacation days per American worker went unused last year.
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