So, how can we head this propensity off at the pass? (Eliminating vacations sure isn’t going to fly.)
How about asking managers to do a retention/stay interview the week a STAR employee returns from vacation? Suggest the manager use the time not only to find out what the employee did on vacation, but, more importantly, to find out if that employee spent any time thinking about their career and their job and what changes they would like to see or new kinds of things they would like to work on.
(Check out our time-saving employment forms here.)