LinkedIn offers a paid week off to over 15,000 workers

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LinkedIn, a social network for social connection, jobs and education will give its workers next week off in a bid to help them with a tormenting burnout.

This move comes as large companies are trying to find ways to help the Zoom-fatigued employees as a result of ensuring the pandemic social distancing guideline.

The company will give its 15,900 full-time workers a paid week leave starting on April 5, according to the CNN.

However, a small group of essential workers will stay behind to keep the services running and will enjoy their time off at a later date which is yet to be confirmed.

“The company decided to give employees the week off after seeing how employees felt “energized” following the company’s December holiday shutdown,” Teuila Hanson, the LinkedIn’s Chief of People Officer, told CNN.

“We wanted to make sure we could give them something really valuable, and what we think is most valuable right now is time for all of us to collectively walk away. And what is really nice after a shutdown, you come back and you don’t have a barrage of emails or meeting notes that you feel like you have catch up on or you feel like you have to peek at your email,” Hanson detailed.

“When LinkedIn employees return to the office, they’ll have the ability to “work flexibility up to 50% of the time.” Several companies, including Salesforce and Microsoft, have committed to hybrid work schedules where workers only come into the office a few days a week,” noted Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

LinkedIn has more than 15,900 full-time employees with offices in more than 30 cities around the world who will enjoy the offer.

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