Why Is PTO Still A Damn Nightmare?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Jobvite, PTO

Vincent Price would LOVE our sick and vacation policies… If the C-Suite is still pushing back on keeping archaic vacation and sick programs, you need to quit that organization. Pronto.  Seriously, great HR pros, you need to contemplate quitting organizations that won’t change.  Let’s create a supply-and-demand revolution. I have the privilege of attending a great HR executive networking group.  …

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Is Unlimited PTO Just a Scam Not to Pay Out Accrued Vacation and Sick Time?

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Policies, PTO, TO

Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic.  And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me?  Against me?  As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.  Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection …

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Can You Choose Your Work/Life Balance? 3 Actions To Take

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Work Life Balance

Can you? In this world where we are always on, is it possible to draw a line in the proverbial sand and give yourself that desired balance?  To feel like you have mastered being super employee and super (mom/dad/spouse/partner/person)? More and more as I screen senior level candidates, I find this to be a struggle for them. They give their …

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True Sign of a Great Leader > How Well They Protect PTO

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Leadership, Vacation

To me there is one way to know if a leader is worth their salt.  It is something I don’t recall seeing in leadership books, white papers, or in training sessions.  To me the simplest way to see if a leader is doing their job is to ask team members one question: “Did you use all your PTO last year?” …

Election Day as a Paid Holiday? This Is a Workplace Benefit We Need a Lot More Of

John Hollon Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, John Hollon, Policies, Talent Strategy, Workplace Flexibilty

The older I get, the more I find that I treasure one long-standing workplace benefit. Yes, let’s hear it for the three day holiday weekend. I’m thrilled anytime I can add a third day to a weekend, because as I learned a long-time ago when I worked a four-day week (yes, I worked four 10 hour days way back in …

Christmas Grind.

Holland Dombeck McCue Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, FOTNation, Holland Dombeck, Performance, Work Life Balance, Workplace Flexibilty

It’s the first official day of my Thanksgiving PTO, and my husband and I are in his satellite office down in South Florida so he can grind out a few hours of work. You’ve been there—budgets are closing, projects are wrapping up, and everyone wants to check out but they need YOUR help to do it. I like to call …

Richard Branson Didn’t Go Far Enough – Paid Time Off BEFORE You Start Working

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Audacious Ideas, Onboarding

Over the last week or so there’s been a ton of buzz over Richard Branson’s unlimited time-off policy for the Virgin Group. Personally, I think this move is a great one and helps further acknowledge that these B.S. two-week vacations (if you’re lucky) should be a thing of the past. Hire adults and treat them like adults. Period, stop. (Quick …

The Relationship Between Being Knocked Up and Paying Out PTO…

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Benefits, HR, Kris Dunn, Payroll, Work Life Balance, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

What the hell is going on in America?  My friend and FOT colleague Tim Sackett dropped some science earlier this week that indicated he actually might be in favor of a proposed law/tax that funds fully paid maternity leave (click to read the post).  Since I’ve routinely called him BARON VON SACKETT in a call out to his free market/Fox …