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I am currently working on a Flexible Benefits project with my manager. One of the 'benefits' that has been mentioned is the opportunity to take 'sabbaticals', historically we have not had this as a benefit, it has fallen under the 'emergency and other leave' policy and was always decided on manager's discretion. Recently we have had 2 people request to take sabbaticals - both have been agreed, but it has put it on the HR Director's radar who has now asked for a review of sabbaticals and how they should be offered/granted. I was hoping that some of you may be able to share your thoughts, is there a policy in your company or is it classed as a benefit? How often does it come up and what are the managers/Senior team's thoughts on them? 

Any comments or shared experiences will be useful! 

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  • Hi Emma

    Interesting question, in organisations I have worked in we have always treated sabaaticals as a policy and not a benefit.  This is because as you know it very much depends on the manager and whether this can be accommodated in the business.

    If you don't have access to a HR document back, you can google this as many organisations publish theirs online and you may be able to take inspiration from these should you choose to go down that route

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/docs/sabbatical.php

    I hope this helps

    Sarah

    UCL Human Resources - Sabbatical Leave Policy and Procedure
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