Boston-Area Companies that Offer Unlimited Vacation Time
[Excerpt from Boston Globe article:]
When Waltham health care software firm PatientKeeper had a set vacation policy, employees often scrambled to use their remaining days before the end of the year.
Having so many people out in December was bad for business, interrupting projects and end-of-the-year deadlines, said Mike Southern, vice president of human resources; occasionally the company had to call software developers or engineers in from vacation to deal with an issue.
Letting employees take control of their schedules was a no-brainer, Southern said. PatientKeeper trusts people not to raid the beer fridge in the middle of the day, so why not trust them to manage their vacation time?
"You just treat people like professionals and like adults," he said, "and 99 percent of the time they'll act that way."