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Posts Tagged: vacation
If you have Summer Fridays on your calendar, what can you do to make the most of these special days?
If you know your employees need to unplug, try the following strategies for encouraging them to step away from their smartphones.
In a couple of weeks, I’m going on vacation! Being out of the office impacts more people than you might imagine. This week’s posts shares seven tips on what to do before getting away.
Labor Day - that beautiful holiday in early September on one of the last summer weekends of the year that’s devoted to all of us in the American workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, this holiday is “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers,” and it “constitutes a yearly national... Read more »
A few weeks ago, I went on vacation with my family. Or, perhaps I should say, I took some time off, because it certainly didn’t feel like a vacation at the start of it. While I scheduled the time months ago when schedules looked relatively clear, new obligations and responsibilities invaded my calendar like weeds... Read more »
The University of South Florida published a 2011 study in 2011 highlighting work productivity. On average, Americans get 14 days of vacation but use about 10. Those unused days over 5 years is equivalent to a work month. Work productivity impacts us all. As civil servants, we are a customer-focused team. To be transparent, I... Read more »
Most feds are never informed by their bosses or HR offices about the relative advantages and limitations of their various leave options. But feds need this information to maximize their leave time and to avoid unnecessarily sacrificing leave time and other benefits due them.
It’s finally here. That time of year when seemingly half of the federal workforce flees the city for a well-deserved vacation. It’s a magical time for those of us who stay behind: Less traffic shortens our commutes, the Starbuck’s and food truck lines are shorter, and fewer people at meetings means more decisions get made.... Read more »
We all know that spending our vacations checking work email and fielding "emergency" phone calls isn't actually relaxing, but a stunning number of us still do it anyway. The truth is that for those of us who spend our days wrapped up in social networks and work, the act of plugging in is second nature.... Read more »