Professional social networking site LinkedIn is giving most of its 15,900 full-time employees the next week off for their well-being. The move is an attempt to avoid burnout and to give the company’s employees time to recharge. The “RestUP!” week will start on Monday.
“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.”, LinkedIn said.
In the case of employees feeling isolated over the next week, LinkedIn will be providing its workers with the option of taking part in daily activities such as volunteering for worthy causes through “random acts of kindness.”
“A core team of employees will continue to work for the week, but they will be able to schedule time off later,” the company said.
On account of the global COVID-19 pandemic, LinkedIn is not expecting its employees to return to their offices until September. The company plans to make the work from home model a standard practice for nearly half of the working time.