Here at Factotum, we’re a varied bunch. And we have a whole array of outside of work responsibilities and activities. Some of us study, some run small businesses, some have creative interests, some have caring responsibilities, some have fur children. Basically, we’re busy and so are our lives.
To help maintain balance, Factotum offers employees an extra five days of leave each year, to be used for wellbeing. We call it Wellness and Connection Leave and it can be used for almost anything. Have a tradition of watching the Superbowl with your childhood bestie and reconnecting? Go nuts. Want to sit in a very deep armchair with a very good book and forget about the world? Go nuts. It’s all about things that support your wellbeing and keep you in balance.
Speaking of balance, this long weekend, perhaps we’ll tack on an extra day of Wellness and Connection Leave to catch up on the sleep we need to feel well. Or perhaps we’ll save it and use it to spend time volunteering for something like the upcoming referendum campaign. Ultimately, both are great uses of this leave. And that’s the point.