Learn about the benefits of offering unlimited PTO, and how to implement it in your SMB.
There are several ways to create work-life balance in your business, but many companies across the U.S. are jumping on a new employment trend that pushes the idea further than ever before: unlimited vacation time.
Taking time off has long been stigmatized in U.S. business culture. Kimble, a professional services automation company based in Boston, found that工人的47％did not take all of their earned paid time off last year. The advances of technology in the workplace have resulted in employees that struggle to unplug while they're on vacation. The same study found that 48 percent of workers check on work-related matters while vacationing, 19 percent every single day.
“今天的顶尖人才是使命，不是为了钱，”凯蒂·伯克，在首席人力资源官说：Hubspot。"By giving employees the autonomy to make decisions, you create a more flexible and more productive workplace … Instead of reduced productivity, the unlimited vacation policy creates more engaged and focused employees."
Why implement unlimited PTO?
The biggest benefit, however, could be in terms of recruiting. Crystal McFerran is the vice president of marketing forVELO这组总部设在得克萨斯州达拉斯市一家小企业。McFerran表示，腭大约三个月前实现无限的带薪休假政策。虽然时间还早，决定了，根据McFerran，提高员工工作效率，成为一个很好的提神公布给潜在的雇员。
"It's imperative that every company consider how to ensure employees get a meaningful break from work," she said. "Making time away a core benefit at your company has two key advantages: you attract candidates who share similar values and you create a meaningful promise built on trust."
The most important aspect of implementing a progressive policy like unlimited paid time off is understanding whether your company's culture is built to handle it. It's important to have established a culture where your employees value autonomy and are committed to your organization's overall goals. If you can't trust your workers with responsibility and autonomy, it's a sign that your business's culture may not be fit to handle this type of policy.
The best way to combat this issue, according to Burke, is to have managers and company leaders set the example. By getting leaders on board and actually exercising the policy, you can ensure that employees will soon follow.
If you want to introduce unlimited PTO, assess your business culture and determine whether it would fit your organization. Once you've announced your policy, work with managers and business leaders to use the benefit so other employees feel comfortable taking the time they need. If you establish that you measure an employee's value by the quality of work they produce as opposed to the amount of time they spend in the office, you'll be on your way to creating a better business culture with Unlimited PTO.
Unlimited vacation time is a policy that is possible to implement into your business regardless of its size. If you think your workers and business could benefit from this policy, make sure you get company leaders on board and establish that employees should be able to take time off so long as their work is getting done