The Benefits of Employee PTO

Every company understands that paid time off and personal days aren’t an important essential in compensation packages.  Companies may not understand, however, that giving time off to employees has real benefits to the company as well as the individuals that work there.

Engaged Employees Bring Value

According to Shawn Cable, “when the brain can think positively, productivity improves by 31%, sales increase by 37%, and creativity and revenues can triple.” Giving employees time away from the daily grind to refresh themselves and reset their mental outlook increases productivity. It also creates a happier work environment for everyone.

Time Off Lowers Stress

Stress leads to burnout, and burnout leads to turnover with all its associated costs and added workload. PTO enables employees to cut their stress levels and return to work ready to tackle the next project.

Note: Time off needs to be real time off. When employees take the office with them, they lose the benefits time off brings them. Make sure they understand that when they are on vacation replying to emails and answering phone calls is NOT expected.

Time Off Policies Reflect Your Company Values

Nathan Christensen says, “one of our company’s values is “care to the core.” We now couch our vacation policy within this value, so our team understands why we have it, how to navigate it, and the role it plays in nurturing our company culture.”

Promoting positive company values helps keep your workforce positive. It also gives them more reasons to show up to work for than a paycheck and builds stronger employee retention.

Award Staffing makes an art of helping our clients see recognize what policies will benefit their company.  Contact us today. We will help you build a productive workforce.

 

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