As we head into the Fourth of July weekend, take a look at how three companies handle vacation time—from compressed schedules leading to more time off to luxury digs fit for a wealthy client. And don’t forget the overseas surgery!
These best practices are pulled from the pages of HR Specialist's Compensation & Benefits newsletter.
Longer workday gives 2 weeks off for Solix employees
About half of the 400 employees at the Parsippany, N.J., headquarters of outsourcing firm Solix don’t report for work for two weeks around the December holidays—but the other half do.
Members of a work group that specializes in business processes for schools and libraries mirrors the schedule of its clients, which typically are closed for the holidays.
But they work 40 hours a week the rest of the year, while colleagues in other work groups take off after 37.5 hours.
The four-year-old arrangement works for the firm’s clients, which asked Solix to...(register to read more)
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