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Want a work promotion? Travel abroad!

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It seems that with lower stress levels as a result of breaks, annual holidays potentially contribute to the success of employees when it comes to working their way up within a company.

The study surveyed 1,974 UK adults in full time employment, who answered questions about the success they’d experienced within the workplace and their holiday habits. Everyone taking part had been employed at the same company for three years or more.

When asked, ‘Have you been on holiday abroad at least once per year in the last three years?’ 57 per cent of those taking part said yes. All respondents taking part were then asked about their experience of being promoted at their workplace.

Some 41 per cent had been promoted at work in the last three years, 83 per cent of whom admitted that they had been on holiday abroad at least once every year in the last three years; suggesting that those who took regular breaks oversees were more likely to work their way up the career ladder within their place of employment.

The study also asked those taking part if they felt there was a link between the frequency of holidays oversees and work progress, to which 62 per cent said that they felt de-stressing on holiday enabled them to be more productive at work once they had returned; potentially leading to a higher likelihood of promotion.

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