Wellbeing | Does taking annual leave cure burnout?

Does taking annual leave cure burnout?

Earlier this year burnout was recognised as a medical condition by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and from 2020 it will officially be identified in the International Classification of Diseases. While this has been classified as a growing issue among the workplace, employers may simply believe that increasing holiday allowances or urging staff to take time off can cure fatigue and corporate burnout. But this simply isn’t the case.

A number of factors all come into play when it comes to addressing employees’ wellbeing. From an organisation’s culture and workload to company perks and a lack of support and communication, all of which require specific attention from an HR department to ensure staff members are not on the verge of feeling burnt out.

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