Vacation Travel Benefits

Vacation Travel Benefits

In years gone by, Vacation travel benefits were usually offered only to the very top tier employees – usually the management cadres in most industries, these being the employees whom the employer was striving to attract and retain because of their potential impact on the business.

In modern times, as employers become more and more enlightened about the need to visualize their operations as “team efforts” where every contributor and contribution is important, In such industries, an employer who does not offer travel and vacation benefits could find themselves at a disadvantage when attracting and retaining the best talent. A potentially perilous position in this information age where the success of an organization more often than not depends on the quality of employees it is able to attract and retain in the long run.

The exact workings of Vacation travel benefits in an organization are usually laid down in the organizational policy book, which new employees are furnished when they first join the organization. Generally, the idea is that an employee earns so much in terms for such a period of time worked.

There are also some organizations that will give holidays to their employees only during the years when business is good, and have the employees go without these benefits in the years when business is low. Where this is the case, the employer normally has to make the employees aware of such a fact right from the outset of their relationship. Failure to do so could result in ugly incidents. Similar to a case where employees work for a whole year expecting travel or vacation benefits, only to be told that they will not get them, greatly deflating and de-motivating the employees, and beating the whole point.

There are generally considered a privilege given to the employees. The employer is under no obligation to give, they automatically turn into rights for the employee once the employer and the employee sign an employment agreement for traveling. This means that if the employer-employee relationship separates, the employer could find themselves actually being legally compelled to pay their employee for any benefits. This happens if the employee had earned for the last work period the last time they were paid on their holidays, and prior to the souring of their relationship.

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