How Employees Use Vacation Time

Vacation time is a treasured benefit by employees: it’s the number 2 ranked benefit contributing to employee satisfaction as ranked on Glassdoor, just after health insurance. However, while employees say they value vacation, many – particularly Millennials – do not take their full allotment.

How to Get Employees to Actually Take Vacation

A vacation? What's that? While the pandemic disrupted our ability to take vacation in 202, in 2019, more than half of American workers didn't use all of their paid vacation days. In comparison, workers in France, Germany and Scandinavia routinely take six weeks off per year. Several studies show that not taking extended time off from […]

10 Ways To Create An Attractive PTO Policy

When designing a PTO policy that's right for your company, there are many flexible benefits to consider. We've gathered ten of the most compelling PTO policy incentives that came up again and again in our study on the 25 Highest Rated Companies for Vacation and Paid Time Off, which is based entirely on benefits reviews […]

7 Steps to Creating a PTO-Friendly Culture

There’s a big difference between companies who offer up great PTO policies in theory while fostering an unspoken cultural stigma around taking time off – and companies who proudly tout their PTO package while building its acceptance into the fabric of their cultures.

10 Factors to Consider When Building Your Company's Paid Leave Plan

Vacation programs are among the most basic benefits offered by employers: 97 percent of employers offer some kind of paid vacation policy.(1) But finding the right leave policy – one that will help you retain and attract talent, and contribute to a positive work-life balance for your employee – can be tricky. To help you close […]

The Pros & Cons of Unlimited PTO: Fear and Loathing or Unbridled Joy?

Unlimited PTO? An employer’s knee jerk reaction ranges from vague skepticism to sheer dread. And, on the flipside, employees might automatically rejoice at the thought, picturing themselves rolling into work whenever they feel like it – and getting a consistent paycheck anyway. But the reality of unlimited paid time off is really much more subtle […]

Managing Holiday PTO: 5 Things to Keep In Mind

For many HR professionals, the end of the year is more like a festival of stress than a festival of lights. From planning your company’s holiday party to managing paid time off requests, there’s enough extra work to make even the jolliest HR manager cry “Bah! Humbug!” Reconciling employees’ expectations with your company’s needs can […]

Why Unlimited PTO is Worth It

I am a trust-based manager. Glassdoor is a trust-based employer. We strive to treat all of our employees with respect and dignity. Here at Glassdoor, we expect that our employees will be intrinsically driven to do the right thing and behave in an ethical manner. We are offered the opportunity to show our employees that we believe […]

10 HR & Recruiting Stats You Won't Believe

What can HR and recruiting professionals learn from statistics and data? The answer: a lot. Staying up-to-date on employment data is crucial to becoming a leader in HR and recruiting trends. Looking beyond internal data and keeping an eye on national trends in areas such as benefits and perks, paid time off, parental leave and […]

Why your company's unlimited PTO isn't working (and how to fix it)

Fear of the monster workload awaiting them when they return to work or even shame about leaving it all behind stops many employees from taking time off. More than half of workers with paid vacation days don't use them all. Compared to our counterparts around the developed world, Americans work longer hours, which is bad […]

7 Ways To Manage Employee Holiday Time Off

Business owners don’t have to see red during the holidays as long as they manage their staff right. At no other time of the year do companies have to field multiple requests for time off. Handle it wrong, and it could cripple the business at an otherwise busy time of year - not to mention it can hurt […]