Employers should give their stuff at least four-week holiday a year to make their employees better at their jobs. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
How to increase employees’ performance has long been the main focuses of the modern human resource. Although paid leaves could be an effective incentive widely used by many companies worldwide, I do not believe the 4-week annual holidays can absolutely promote employees’ performance and hence should be a must.
Firstly, there is no doubt that work performance is influenced by a variety of internal and external factors. It is one-sided to assume that it can be boosted as long as employees have long break. Admittedly, sufficient rest and time from work could be helpful to release work pressure. For example, having been fully recharged from a stress-free vacation, employees might feel energetic to concentrate their daily work. None of these, however, could result in improvement related to job abilities, including social skills and expertise accumulated from relevant experience and training. Meanwhile, paid-leaves could be a useful inventive but not a determined factor. Staffs are also highly motivated by other factors ranging from a high salary to recognition from their supervisors and peers.
In addition, it must stress that, even for the human resource function of paid leaves, there is no direct correlation between their length of holiday and ultimate performance. In other words, there is no guarantee that the longer holiday, the better work attitudes. This also could influence an employee’s work continuity in terms of the close collaboration. At the same time, with adequate time at their own disposal and distraction from planning the journey could also be a impact on their focus and productivity.
In conclusion, job performance may be affected by diverse factors. Providing long paid leaves is one option but not a short-cut that a company could rely on for ensuring the workers’ better performance.