Story by Kylie Ora Lobell
By mid-December each year, many workplaces start to empty out as employees take paid time off (PTO) to visit family and prepare for year-end festivities and travel. This year, workplaces are expected to be even more desolate thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
…Sheila Ryan, chief people officer at Clear Capital in Reno, Nevada, said that although there hasn’t been a big change in how her company has handled time off, she’s worked closely with people managers to make sure they are aware of the signs of burnout and stress. That way, they “could encourage their team members to take time [off], even if it’s just one ‘me day,’ as well as utilize our EAP [employee assistance program] and other tools and resources.”