Rohlik sets up unlimited paid leave for its staff

Rohlik Group, the central European online grocery retailer, has introduced unlimited paid time off for its employees with the aim of attracting and retaining top talent to fuel its international expansion.

From now on, the nearly 500 employees of the group will be able to take paid leave when they wish, against a current maximum of 25 days of paid leave. The retailer said the policy would give staff more control over their lives and show they have confidence in the people they hire.

Daniela Razimová, Head of Employee Experience at Rohlik Group, commented: “Managing rapid growth requires an experienced and motivated workforce, from top management to our essential frontline drivers and preparers. who fill the orders ”.

In an effort to offer more local autonomy and responsibility in all countries, the company hopes to create an attractive mix of hybrid work environments, stock option plans and more paid time off. flexible for its employees in all markets.

“The experience of our employees is built on a high degree of autonomy, responsibility, mutual trust and rapid decision-making,” said Eva Krčová, director of international talent acquisition for the company.

“This environment places more emphasis on the quality of work provided by employees, rather than the number of hours they devote to it.

“Unlimited vacations are another incentive and reward for our employees, which allows them to work even more efficiently and smarter, which ultimately results in the best possible customer experience. “

Rohlik joins a host of global companies such as Netflix, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Kickstarter, and Dropbox, all of which offer discretionary vacations.

In 2019, the MetLife Study of Employee Benefits Trends in the United States showed that 72% of 2,675 full-time employees surveyed expressed interest in receiving unlimited paid time off.

Allianz Global Assistance’s 2019 Vacation Confidence Index, which surveyed 1,005 workers, found that employees would even agree to a pay cut in exchange for unlimited vacation days.

Tomáš Čupr, Founder and CEO of Rohlik Group, said: “The value of creative work should not be measured by time, but by results.

“Talented and motivated people deliver better customer experiences which, despite our rapid growth from start-ups to full-fledged European companies, are still at the heart of our mission.

“This big change comes as we seek to further strengthen our ambitions for international growth by strengthening our team and allowing it to launch our unique service in other countries such as Italy, Romania and France. This is just one of the steps we are taking to become the ultimate market leader.

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