The latest workplace perk: limitless time off
by Michael Fox
The Glasgow Herald has a story about a new workplace perk, limitless time off, that it attributes as an American invention. You can check out the story here. While I agree it does not fit with the stereotypical Scot, and American employers at time have come up with some pretty wild retention schemes, it certainly doesn't seem likely to be in place in these times. Sounds more like a clever Scottish worker trying to pull a fast one to me. My question after reading the story (now answered) is: what is a duvet day?
And for a different look at what real perks might work, see the Seattle Times editorial commending the 1,300 employee Yakima Valley Hospital on making Fortune's list of the top 100 places to work, and how they did it with relatively few resources.