Vacation and Other Leave Policies

Paid time off policy data to stay competitive

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Providing employees with paid time off enables them to bounce back refreshed, engaged, and ready to contribute to a more positive workplace environment. With numerous types of leave policies available today, it’s crucial that your company’s approach is competitive so that you effectively motivate key employees while meeting statutory requirements.

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Competitive leave policies help create a productive workforce

Create competitive leave offerings using reliable market data alongside information on statutory requirements. Find out how your policies stack up against competitors and use the data to help craft or enhance your leave policy.

Moving beyond traditional vacation days

Annual leave policies

  • Vacation days
  • Personal days
  • Holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Paid time-off pools
  • Unlimited leave

Other leave policies

  • Extended medical leave (new for 2020)
  • Bereavement leave
  • Marriage leave
  • Volunteer leave
  • Study or exam leave
  • Sabbaticals
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If you need this data for the US please visit the US version of the Vacation and Other Leave Policies report. And, if you are operating globally, the global version of the Vacation and Other Leave Policies report is also available.

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  • Sub TitlePaid time off policy data to stay competitive
  • Short DescriptionLearn about typical practice and the length of leave offered for vacation, sick leave, holidays, bereavement leave, sabbaticals and more.

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