Why we made the decision to give our employees unlimited vacation.
At BuildDirect our vision is to open a world of possibilities. That includes pushing the boundaries so that our employees have control and choice over what really matters to them. This is why at our first All Hands team meeting of 2016 we announced that starting this year, all employees will be entitled to unlimited vacation.
We have a team of capable, conscientious people and we think they are the best judge of how they need to manage their responsibilities and their lives. We trust them to manage what they need to get accomplished and how best to deliver results, whether that involves vacation or when and how they work. We wanted to create a system that allows the best people to excel.
This decision aligns directly with two of our core values – Get Better Every Day and Enjoy the Journey. Part of enjoying the journey is taking time out to recharge, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying life. Getting better every day, means continually growing and learning. We want our team to be steeped in learning on the job but also recognize that they benefit from all types of learning. Time off to develop new interests, pursue hobbies, and travel is all part of the continual learning process.
As a company we are embarking on what could be a defining year for our business. I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come and look forward to knocking down many more barriers along the way. This is simply one small step in that direction.