Make sure your employees take some time off — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Two separate studies have found that people aren’t taking advantage of two very basic breaks from work: lunch and vacation. A May survey of 1,000 office workers found that more than half of them take 30 minutes or less for lunch. And a study by Harris Interactive found that one-third of the U.S. employees polled don’t use all of their allotted vacation time each year. Reason: They’re too busy. Many respondents to the first poll—58 percent—said they prefer to lunch at their desk and continue working. Experts say a regular lunch break and stepping away from the desk can add to people’s productivity. Plus, proper time away from the workplace for R&R can enhance creativity. Even a short break helps improve their effectiveness and efficiency.