Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Sabbaticals in Europe


​Workers’ sabbaticals hold potential benefits and risks for companies. In the best cases, they allow employees the freedom to grow outside the everyday structure of company life—but they also bring the risk that employees will take their new skills and move on to different opportunities. Even so, for employers, the benefits of offering sabbaticals outweigh the risks.

Sabbatical policies vary widely from company to company and throughout the world. Large companies are more likely to have a sabbatical program, while small businesses may be willing to accommodate sabbatical requests on a case-by-case basis. “There are usually only certain companies that offer formal sabbatical programs, and those tend to be the larger ones that can afford to do…


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Credit to Katie Nadworny for the original post.

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