Why A Great Time-Off Policy Matters
Besides the obvious need to have policies and procedures that make certain that your service promise is being consistently met, a fair and competitive PTO policy is really necessary when it comes to recruiting. Without a competitive offering, how will you attract the very best new employees? Moreover, without a flexible plan that meets your employees' needs, how are you going to retain your best workers? Like pay, if your "time offering" isn't up to snuff, they will eventually leave you. There is a tremendous skills shortage coming fast in this country, and it will be most notable in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Sporadic gaps will become widespread shortages, and companies not prepared to "get sticky" when it comes to recruiting and retaining will never keep up. If you want great people, you have to create a great place to work and paid time-off benefits is a great place to start.
About the author:
Chris Traynor, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is the director and knowledge scout for Whip-Smart Management Consulting, Wayne, N.J., and has 25 years of experience in the solid surface industry as a consultant to fabricators, distributors, manufacturers and associated firms. He can be reached at email@example.com.