The group, which had already experienced this method at the end of December, considers this measure important to avoid any risk of professional burnout.

Thousands of employees all on vacation for a week. LinkedIn made this decision for most of its staff, as of Monday, April 5, in order to give them time to recharge their batteries and avoid the risk of burnout at work. “There is something magical about the whole business taking a break at the same time. And the best part? Not being greeted by an avalanche of unanswered emails when you return,” said one. spokesperson for the professional social network Friday.

She said the impromptu paid vacation week applied to the majority of the 15,900 full-time employees, even though “a core of employees will continue to work. They may take days later . ” With the Covid-19 pandemic , major technology groups were among the first in the United States to adopt teleworking in early March last year, and most have not yet reopened their offices, or only partially. Twitter has extended it indefinitely.

The San Francisco-based company, where telecommuting is maintained until September 2021, had already closed for a few days at the end of December. “People came back refreshed, they felt like they could get out of their homes, do things like read books or watch movies,” said Teuila Hanson, director of human resources at LinkedIn, in an interview with CNN Business.

By Jimmy Curd

Jimmy Curd is a features editor at iPress USA, where He oversees The Broadsheet newsletter and edits the publication’s long-form storytelling, as well as its coverage of gender and business.

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