Microsoft-owned company, LinkedIn is giving almost all of its 15,900 full-time employees next week off as it intends to avoid burnout and allow its workers to recharge, the company announced on Friday. The professional social network stated that the “RestUp!” week will be starting on Monday, and the purpose of this action is to give employees time for their own well-being.
“There is something magical about the entire company taking a break at the same time. And the best part? Not coming back to an avalanche of unanswered internal emails,” said LinkedIn. “And the best part? Not coming back to an avalanche of unanswered internal emails.”
During the off week, the company will provide employees who may feel isolated the possibility of participating in daily activities such as volunteering for charitable causes by random acts of kindness. However, LinkedIn has informed that a core team of employees will continue to operate for the week, but they will be compensated with a time off later.
LinkedIn had begun operating remotely more than a year ago as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, and has been surveying its employees frequently. Last summer, the surveys exhibited a variation in employee sentiment. Major tech giants were among the first in the US to embrace operating from home last year to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, and most of the companies are still yet to fully reopen their offices. The famous microblogging platform, Twitter has continued remote working indefinitely.
Furthermore, the company is not expecting to call in its employees to its offices until September and is planning to make it a regular practice to let them operate from home as much as half of the time. Moreover, several firms, including Salesforce and Microsoft, have committed to hybrid work schedules where employees only come into the office a few days a week.
Source: Business Today