I’ve got three sons, which I mostly love. My youngest will ask frequently who I love most. I always tell him I love him the most, unless his brothers are around, then I tell him it depends on the day. Of course my wife, she takes the easy route and says she loves them all equally, which I think is scientifically impossible.
Taking a vacation with three kids is not a vacation. There should be a different name for taking a vacation with three kids. It doesn’t matter where you go with three kids, it’s not relaxing, in fact it is the opposite of relaxing. If you go on vacation with kids coming back to work is the real vacation. We all know it, but no one wants to admit it because you just burned valuable days off and giant pile of cash.
This concept of vacation is very personal to your employees. It has a huge impact to helping your employees keep a good balance in their lives. That’s why I was excited to read about some research being done to determine the what is the perfect amount of time on a vacation to get to an ideal state of relaxation. From the WSJ:
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.