London, 30th May – Employees in the United Kingdom are entitled to 28 days’ paid annual leave each year (in the case of a five-day week). However, inspired by firms like Netflix in the United States, more and more companies in the UK are offering their staff an unlimited holiday policy. This flexible approach to annual leave has been a contentious issue with many suggesting that employees actually end up worse off, with less paid vacation days taken than before. With this in mind, job search platform Joblift has analysed the unlimited holiday trend in the 19 million job vacancies published in the last 24 months. The UK leads the way in terms of the number of vacancies offering this perk – in comparison to Germany, France and the Netherlands – but are not increasing at a competitive rate.
Joblift is a job search platform providing candidates with the most intuitive and frictionless experience during the recruiting process. Joblift applies latest machine learning techniques and big data-based algorithms to offer the optimal match between employer and job seeker. Currently active in the US, the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands, Joblift cooperates with over 4.000 partners to incorporate over 10 million vacancies on its platform. Joblift is a highly energetic and entrepreneurial team led by the experienced founders Lukas Erlebach (CEO), Alexander Rausch (COO) and Malte Widenka (CTO), who most recently held C-Level positions at companies such as Zalando, Amorelie and Frontlineshop.