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Benchmark: Managing Paid Time Off

Two graphs displaying information about companies that are using paid-time-off banks.
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Of 360 large and small organizations recently surveyed, 17% currently use paid-time-off (PTO) banks; 13% are considering them. Eighty-six percent of those with PTOs report that the programs meet their objectives, which include reducing unscheduled absenteeism and giving employees more flexibility and personal responsibility.

Among organizations with PTOs, unscheduled absenteeism --

Decreased 47%

Stayed the same 16%

Increased 2%

Unknown 35%

Among organizations with PTOs, cost of total time off --

Stayed the same 25%

Increased 18%

Decreased 14%

Unknown 43%

Source: Hewitt Associates, Lincolnshire, Ill., 1994.

Last updated: Feb 1, 1995

DONNA FENN | Inc.com Contributing Editor

Donna Fenn is the author of Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs Are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success, an exploration of the ways Gen Y is changing the entrepreneurial landscape.




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