PTOs go mainstream; benchmark your plan — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Paid time off (PTO) plans have shot up in popularity in recent years and now are nearly the majority type of employee leave program at U.S. organizations.

Last year, 47% of employers offered PTO plans that combine vacation, sick and personal days into one bank of leave days—up from 42% in 2009, according to the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Employee Benefits survey. 

The reasons for the shift: PTO plans can help cut administrative costs, serve as a recruiting tool and they make it easier to track employee leave time.

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But the varieties and options in PTO plans continue to build. Use the following data from the recent Paid Time Off Programs and Practices survey by WorldatWork to benchmark your organization’s PTO practices:

Average PTO time ranges from 15 to 29 days, based on the empl...(register to read more)

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