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Supporting Employees With Paid Time Off Benefits

Author: Leah Shepherd

Introduction

Many employers offer employees paid time off benefits, such as sick days, holidays, personal days and vacation days. Employees value this time off since it gives them an opportunity to recharge and refresh. For employers, offering paid time off benefits can help them maintain a competitive advantage and at the same time sends a message to employees that they care about, and have a stake in, their overall physical and mental health and well-being

This guide discusses why it is important to offer paid time off benefits to employees, reasons why employees might resist taking time off and the impact of such actions for employees and employers. It also covers the most common forms of paid time off benefits employers typically provide and leadership's role in creating a culture that supports taking time away from work.