Employees have come to expect more work-life balance from their jobs. They want to work without compromising their personal lives. As a result, more and more companies are implementing flexible leave policies for the holidays. A policy like this allows employees to take time off according to their needs. Having a flexible holiday policy is beneficial to firms as well because it attracts skilled candidates and increases employee retention.
With a flexible holiday policy, employees can strike their own balance between their professional and personal lives. This encourages employees to be more productive and engaged in their work, and they are happier overall. Moreover, having a flexible holiday policy creates less stress for employees when they need permission to take time off.
Managing time off for your employees during the holidays is directly linked to your productivity as a business. When employees are not offered adequate time off or they have no control over their leave, they become detached from your organization, dissatisfied in their role, and their productivity comes down.
Read more about how a flexible holiday policy improves employee productivity in the HR Knowledge Hive.