I’m pleased at how much positive feedback our post about the introduction of Unlimited Holiday at Rostrum received. When I’ve spoken to people outside the agency about it, their reactions have usually been positive, but always surprised – especially when we confirm we do mean paid holiday.
So why did we decide to introduce this? Well, there are a few reasons.
Firstly, if you’ve been at Rostrum for three years, it means you’re pretty good at your job, you’re certainly a nice person and you’ll have earned our trust. So that means we want you to stick around. And since we trust you, we don’t want you to feel an urgency to spend your holiday days, or to ‘waste’ them on personal appointments. If you have as many days off as you need, then that’s better for us and for you.
Secondly, as I said, you’ve earned our trust. You probably work more hours than you’re contracted to (although we never expect you to), so you’re not going to abuse the benefit. And if you need a day off, you can take it in the confidence that it won’t affect your holiday plans.
Thirdly, anyone who runs a business will tell you that employee retention has a vital role to play in its success – so, when the right people come on-board, we definitely want to keep them. And the best way to do that is by launching innovative rewards and benefits that complement our unwavering focus on training and development, career planning and employee wellbeing.
So that’s it. That’s why we did it. It’s definitely an experiment. It’s certainly exciting. And we hope it works out well.