HR Glossary
Floating holiday

Floating holiday

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is a floating holiday?

A floating holiday is a day off where the employee can choose when to take it. It is also known as a floating villa.

It's called a floating holiday because it changes each year depending on when the employee takes it. Most employers provide this as a benefit in addition to the typical paid holidays.

What are the benefits of the floating holiday?

There are many reasons why floating holidays are necessary. For one, they provide employees with much-needed time off during the busy holiday season. Additionally, floating holidays give employees the flexibility to choose when they want to take their vacation, which can be difficult to do with traditional holidays. Finally, floating holidays allow employers to better accommodate the needs of their employees, which can lead to increased productivity and morale.

What is the difference between vacation time and floating holidays?

Vacation time and floating holidays may appear similar, but there are a few key distinctions. Typically, vacation time is earned based on the length of employment or milestones achieved. Floating holidays, on the other hand, are given as a set number for a set period.