Employees Who Work While On Vacation Are More Likely To Quit, According To A Poll


According to a new poll by workforce analytics business Visier, over half (44 percent) of full-time employees consider resigning while on vacation. According to the report, 13% even utilized their vacation to hunt for new employment.

More than half (56 %) of the 1,000 employees polled said they kept in touch with work while on vacation, which included everything from checking email to attending meetings or working on chores. Almost all employees (95 percent) who work on vacation do it voluntarily in order to avoid falling behind or for peace of mind, according to Visier.

Working on vacation, on the other hand, appears to boost the possibility of a post-vacation resignation: of the employees who considered resigning while on vacation, those who kept “extremely linked” to the workplace throughout their time off were 36% more likely to actually quit.

Employers can also take more aggressive, preventative measures to lessen the likelihood of employees resigning following a trip. Given the survey’s finding that working on vacation is a significant influence, firms may seek to establish an expectation or culture that discourages workers from working on vacation and instead uses the time to recharge and recover from burnout, as prior research has indicated. This may even necessitate a significant adjustment in business mindset: According to the Visier poll, a large chunk (72 percent) of employees who indicated they are compelled to work on paid time off considered resigning while on vacation.