LinkedIn lets 15,900 employees take week after Easter off in push to avoid burnout

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Social networking giant LinkedIn is allowing its staff members a full, paid week off post-Easter to support mental well-being.

Nearly all 15,900 full-time employees will be able to take a break from work next week to avoid burnout, the company told news agency AFP Friday. LinkedIn's coined "RestUp!" week begins Monday.

"There is something magical about the entire company taking a break at the same time," LinkedIn responded to AFP's inquiry. "And the best part? Not coming back to an avalanche of unanswered internal emails."

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The Microsoft-owned company will be offering daily events for its employees who feel isolated during the week off. Activities include volunteer opportunities through "random acts of kindness."

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According to LinkedIn, a core team of staffers will remain working next week with the opportunity to schedule time off in the future. LinkedIn did not reply to FOX Business’ request for comment.

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Since the coronavirus outbreak, research shows corporate employees have been spending much more time logged onto work – opening the door to increased burnout. According to a Robert Half survey, 70% of transitioned remote workers report now working on weekends and 45% say they work more hours than before.

In the last year, Big Tech companies have adopted a trend of work-life-leniency. Twitter and Facebook have indefinitely extended working from home while LinkedIn plans to implement partial remote work post-pandemic, according to BigNewsNetwork.com.

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