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PTO favored for employee flexibility in scheduling time off

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One of the bigger changes as American businesses moved from traditional to contemporary workplace cultures was the advent of Paid time off (PTO). Although it was initially doubted as a viable option for the tracking of time given as employee benefits PTO is definitely here to stay.

The popularity of PTO programs, which combines vacation, sick and personal time together, is undeniable based on a survey by The International Public Management Association for Human Resources.

They found employers like the fact that it gives their employees more flexibility. The survey of 458 company human resources leaders offering PTO found also that 39% believe it reduces unscheduled absenteeism and 35% say it reduced administrative burdens.

Being competitive is always important as companies work to attract the best available talent and 37% feel offering PTO instead of the older separation of time off into specific categories gives them the edge they need to compete.

© Max Impact, used with permission.

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