closeup of man and woman at computer calendar Having an open dialogue about PTO can make employees feel less guilty about taking time off and can help make it feel more normalized within the company. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Unlimited paid time off (PTO) was once a concept that employees could only dream about. But now with more than half of employers recently surveyed stating they are providing more mental health programs over the last two years, unlimited PTO feels more like a “when” than an “if” for most companies. Even so, unlimited PTO still comes with its challenges. For many employees, there is a concern about the optics of taking advantage of the policy and because of that, they end up not taking off as much as they should. So how can employers help their employees use unlimited PTO policies properly without feeling unnecessary guilt?

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