A recent survey carried out by Nationwide Building Society discovered that nearly 1 in 4 holidaymakers return from their break feeling more stressed than when they left. Not great for the employer! The responses indicated that whilst most of us think of a summer holiday as a time to relax and recuperate, the realities of taking some time out can often take their toll. How many times have you gone on holiday and once back on UK soil, need another holiday to compensate the stress of being back?
Overspending was one of the factors that caused people to fret, which is perhaps unsurprising during these tough economic times. When we don’t have the everyday pressures of life to think about, you can pretty much guarantee that the brain will find other worries to keep it occupied.
The research raises some big challenges for employers. You may anticipate that your staff will return to their roles raring to go after enjoying a summer holiday, but this is often not the case. In fact, the opposite can be true, and it’s really important that you consider how you can make their return altogether easier to manage.
A few carefully planned tactics and strategies could make all the difference, so if you want to ensure that your business doesn’t suffer, it’s time to think about how you’ll manage the situation.
Allow me to show you five practical ideas for welcoming your staff back into the workplace. Assess which ones would be a great fit for your business, and consider how you can implement them.