By actively nudging his employees out of the door by using cash, Lorang hopes to render staff members completely inaccessible.In addition to the standard 15 days paid vacation plus federal holidays, the company gives employees $7,500. That’s $7,500 on top of their full salaries to finance a vacation. Lorang, who calls it “paid paid vacation”, has naturally set out some ground rules. “One, you actually have to take a vacation to get the money,” Lorang said. So that means no staying at home and pocketing the cash. The second condition maintains that employees cannot work at all during their vacation – including not checking work emails or texts and not making or taking work phone calls. Even Lorang admitted he has trouble following his rules. He said: “I suck at it.” According to the CEO, the policy has made a big difference in the company’s culture and has been good for business. “The really big names in tech all focus on the same idea, that employee happiness and creativity has to come before everything else,” he said. “While it’s really difficult to measure that return on investment from a financial standpoint, it’s not difficult to measure what happens when someone returns from a paid paid vacation: you see, without fail, people shining brighter, working harder and more excited to get back into the swing of things.” Read more about CEOs who have used innovative means to keep employees happy:
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