All 700 Employees Of This Startup Given 7-Day Compulsory Vacation! Find Out Why?
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way people work.Employees are prone to burnout, loneliness and thus well-known brands have prioritized staff wellbeing – physical, mental and financial.
From mental health programs to extended sick leave, the range of initiatives has been both innovative and effective.
Buble Inc Offers The Much-Needed Break!
Bumble Inc, the dating and relationship app temporarily closed its offices this week, giving its about 700 employees a “much-needed break” to recover from Covid burnout.
The paid vacation for Bumble staff — and employees at its Latin American unit Badoo — comes amid a trend of bosses persuading employees that they have their best interests at heart and to stay.
Other Companies That Have Pioneered Employee Care
Organizations are creating wellness programs, relief funds and a host of other initiatives to support employees amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Apple Inc. will pursue a hybrid work-from-home strategy and Twitter Inc. has said many employees will be able to work from home.
Citigroup Inc. announced in March that it would ban Zoom calls on Fridays to combat burnout.
Shopify announced that it would be providing its work-at-home employees with a “$1,000 stipend” for kitting out their home offices. Employees were able to buy office equipment, such as desks, lamps, chairs and so on, and claim the costs as expenses.
Google recognized these issues and instructed employees to take an extra day off ahead of the Labor Day weekend. It described the additional holiday as a time for “collective wellbeing”. The company urged its employees to “please take the time to do whatever you need for yourselves.”