Don’t feel like you’re ever getting the most out of your annual leave? Fast Company notes that for many companies who’ve adjusted their annual leave policies, productivity is through the roof.
It’s not necessarily all roses: some employees report working more often and harder than ever. The difference, though, is that they can easily take a few more days off to recover. Seems like something worth considering at a lot of workplaces. Photo by Sergey Peterman (Shutterstock).
Take the folks from web service Hubspot, for example:
[CTO Dharmesh] Shah says Hubspot doesn’t track anyone’s time off, so it’s hard to know if the policy makes people more or less wary of taking vacation. “One thing we are pretty sure about is that it’s a less stressful way to manage it,” he says. Rather than hoard days for times when they really need it, then scramble to take days at the end of the year (or fight for extra pay for time not taken), Shah says Hubspot’s open, unlimited vacation policy makes all of these problems go away.
After two years with this plan, “the company has been ranked as the #2 fastest-growing software company on the Inc. 500”. The same bump has held for website GoHealthInsurance.com, who claims a 200 per cent increase in growth over the last year.