Sunday, December 23, 2012

Use It or Lose It


Does you workplace culture encourage employees to “work too much”?  With only a few business days left, the end of the year is rapidly approaching.  Have your employees used all of their allowed time off?  In most cases, their PTO will rollover to the next year.  However, at some companies, an employee has time that is also known as “Use It or Lose It” time. 

Use It or Lose It

If the employee fails to make use of this time by December 31st, they do not get to take it with them into the next year.  If they do not use this time, it disappears off of the books.  Depending on state law, they may not get anything for not using it. 

If the business can accommodate it, managers may want to encourage their workers to make use of these days now.  While it is understandable that there may be deadlines approaching, consider that supporting an employee’s use of their PTO can improve productivity, reduce workplace tension, improve the mental health of your employees, and aid retention. 

It is the holidays; consider allowing your employees to unwind a little now and they will come back refreshed and ready to work.

And remember all of you Human Resources professionals:  Be Human... Be a Resource...  Be a Resource for Humans.



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