Summer Fridays: Is Your Business In or Out?

Summer is here once again and so are holidays, vacations, and beach getaways.  Employers who are looking to attract and retain employees may be interested in how this time of year can affect their bottom line and employee morale. 

Non-traditional perks, such as Summer Fridays, can create immense value for no investment. Summer Fridays are when employers provide the option for full or partial leaves on the Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Types of Summer Fridays

  1. Work From Home Fridays
  2. Work Extra Hours in Return for Time Off on Friday
  3. Fridays Off
  4. Every Other Friday Off
  5. Half-Day Fridays
  6. Flexible Hours


Why You Should

While employers may be hesitant to implement Summer Fridays, benefits include:

  • Prevents employee burnout
  • Shows employees they are valued
  • Promotes employee health 
  • Boosts office morale
  • Encourages family time
  • Increases productivity


The right Summer Friday policy will vary per industry and company. We suggest polling your employees to see which option interests them the most. 


We at BMPG love our Summer Fridays and have implemented a few different options over the years to fit the needs of our awesome employees.