We’ve experienced a shift in many different aspects of benefits over the last few years and paid time off is no exception. In the latest Talking Benefits podcast episode, I learned more about the concept of unlimited time off—or, as one company calls it: Flexible Planned Vacation. This benefit has been around for awhile but it’s getting buzz lately as organizations look at innovative ways to recruit and retain talent in our current labor landscape.

Kristine Karnath joined as our guest and explained how her company (Moog Inc.) decided to shift to the flexible planned vacation model. She walked us through how implementation went, how she managed this transition for employees, the challenges faced, unexpected benefits of this model, and tips for other organizations looking to make a change in their PTO plan. Kristine is the U.S. director of benefits for Moog and is responsible for benefits strategy and overall administration for her company’s multiple U.S. sites.

Give the podcast a listen and if you’re interested in more, tune into a recorded webcast on Unlimited Time Off: Will it Work for Your Organization?

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Anne Patterson
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Marketing Communications Manager

Favorite Foundation Product: Foundation Community. It’s like LinkedIn but only for Foundation members. They can post questions, share best practices, etcall with fellow members who also live and breathe employee benefits.

Benefits-related Topics That Interest Her Most: Workplace wellness (especially mental health), diversity, equity and inclusion, behavioral decision making, family-friendly benefits, payroll audits.

Personal Insight: When she’s not busy analyzing the inner workings of her toddler’s brain (does anyone actually know?!), Anne finds joy in home renovation and décor, haiku writing, watching Jeopardy, creating charcuterie boards, and bicycling.

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