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An unlimited holiday allowance is actually damaging – often because employees end up taking less holiday (it’s especially hard to know how much holiday you can really take as a junior hire), and so gradually decreasing their own productivity.
Over the past year, an increasing number of companies – particularly in tech – have decided to offer unlimited holidays. On the surface, this sounds like a great perk. But the research shows that generally, unlimited holidays results in employees taking less time off. The outcome is not so perky it turns out.
Who is encouraging employees to actually take their holiday?
People perform better after a holiday
It’s not seen as a bad thing
It gives junior hires confidence
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