Jun 23, 2022 HR Hints

Workation. For which employees is a benefit, and which ones don’t care?

As summer begins, we bring you a hot topic. When remote work meets vacation, that is… workation! ☀️🍦

👉 Who operates it most often? For which employees workation is a benefit, and which ones don’t care?
It is not surprising that people most often interested in workation are those who can work independently and remotely, i.e., people in creative professions, such as programmers, graphic designers, or copywriters. They are usually singles or childless couples who don’t have to worry about where their kids will go to school.

👉 Do employees use it?
Workation (or “bleisure” – business and leisure) is especially popular among American workers. We recently found data that two-thirds of Americans have already taken a workation, and 94% plan to retake it in 2022 and beyond (the result of a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. workers conducted by Passport-Photo.online).
That makes perfect sense, given the fact that U.S. workers get an average of 10 paid days off per year – much less than in European countries, where employees usually have 20-30 days off annually.

👉 Can workation be a remedy for stress and burnout?
While workation is not an answer for all nowadays hardships, there are some reasons why they can be valuable to employees. First, they allow for a change of environment, which can increase productivity and help develop unconventional solutions to our problems. In addition, traveling allows employees to unplug and de-stress after a day of work, which is crucial in maintaining our mental health. The same study shows that nearly 69% of workers were less likely to quit their jobs after going on a workation, and 84% felt more satisfied with their job.

We’re curious what do you think about workation❓
Do you offer it as an employer? Do you use it as an employee?