Is Unlimited Time Off the right option to stop employee burnout?

What will work then?

Firstly, if you are thinking of giving unlimited holiday a go then it is essential that your culture aligns with this in that there is no guilt around taking time off, that work is well covered, so people are not returning with anxiety and stress and that full handovers are given.

What about some alternative options?

An old colleague of mine used to take days off now and then for her mental health — she could see when a project was going to be draining her resources so she would book a mental health day, however, this came out of her holiday allowance. Why not offer 12 recovery/mental health days per year to staff — one per month for them to focus on their self-care, reset and rest.

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Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop

Kate is a renowned career strategist, confidence guru & coach on a mission to make everyone’s Mondays feel as good as Fridays. www.kate-bishop.co.uk