#1. How to get employees to take a break? Give them a bonus
Some companies are using drastic measures to encourage employees to take their holiday time that accrued during the pandemic, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. One of those measures? Additional vacation time and bonuses for those who do take time off. Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is offering U.S. staffers $250 for every full week of vacation they book this year, with a cap at $1,000. It’s a pricey move, but the company says it has tried other options to no avail. “We want to show people we’re serious,” Mr. Ryan says. “Economic incentives do have a way of helping.”
Other companies, like Google, are trying other methods. The tech giant is offering their workers an extra day of vacation if they book time off right now. Citigroup, on the other hand, is adding a new all-company holiday. Read more here.