The company said the social network LinkedIn, which specializes in job links, will give nearly 15,900 full-time workers next week on leave to avoid burnout and allow its employees to regain strength.
The Microsoft-owned company said the “RestUp!” , Which starts on Monday, aims to give employees time for their well-being.
LinkedIn said that in response to a request from Agence France-Presse, “There is something magical about the whole company getting a break at the same time.”
“The best part? Not returning to a barrage of unanswered internal emails.”
During the week, LinkedIn will offer employees who may feel isolated the option to participate in daily activities, such as volunteering for the Humanitarian Service.
LinkedIn said, “A core team of employees will continue to work during the week, but will be able to schedule a vacation later.”
Big tech companies were among the first in the United States to adopt work from home last year to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, and most of them have yet to fully reopen their offices. Twitter extended remote work indefinitely.
LinkedIn doesn’t expect employees to start returning to their offices until September, and plans to make it standard practice to allow them to work from home for half the time.
Microsoft bought LinkedIn in mid-2016 for $ 26.2 billion in cash, and entered the world of social media and added a new tool to its efforts to boost business services.