Can Summer Stress Cause Employee Burnout?

According to new data, the shift from spring to summer actually appears to lead to an increase in stress levels. Stress is today’s top workforce health risk—surpassing even obesity and inactivity. Busier weekends and extended time with family and friends may make some employees feel overwhelmed during the summer. However, this article suggests that employees should not forego taking vacation. Even if employees can’t afford to take time from the office or library for weeks on end, they can still enjoy mini-vacations spread out through the summer season.  Employers that help their staff reduce stress-related burnout can expect more positive, energized and driven employees when they return from vacation.