There are increasing examples of employers taking the progressive move of implementing unlimited paid leave policies to provide their people with freedom, choice, work/life balance and flexibility. Many have confirmed that this has been beneficial in creating cultures of trust where personal autonomy thrives and the relationship between employer and employee has deepened. Few comment on evidence of misuse or abuse of the system and point to this as a key feature of their approach to health and wellbeing in the workplace. It remains to be seen how widely this will be adopted in the UK, but for those businesses that want to differentiate this could be something to consider.
“An unlimited paid leave policy values the employee and validates their self-worth,” he says. “This helps people find more meaning in their work and feel happier as they have a higher sense of self-esteem and authenticity. “It also allows the employee to pursue passions outside of work like travel or family time. When employees ask themselves why they go to work, with a policy like this they know that they are valued by the business and can live a balanced life. “Another benefit of the policy is that it creates a positive culture shift because it increases trust. While helping to build better connections at all levels and reinforce a sense of belonging. In addition, the rest and rejuvenation also allow people to achieve more.”