The pandemic has left many workers feeling disenchanted and burned out. Now, employers are unveiling a new benefit to help workers: paid sabbaticals. One UK company is now giving its 2,200 staff the right to take a three-month sabbatical for every four years they work at the firm.
The move is part of the global shift towards a more flexible way of working. Would you take a sabbatical from work, if your company offered it?
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#1. UK Company Monzo offers sabbaticals to its staff
Monzo, a fintech company in the UK, is now giving its 2,200 staff the right to take a three-month sabbatical for every four years they work at the firm. The move is part of the global shift towards a more flexible way of working. It comes as several companies in the UK, US, and Ireland have announced four-day work week trials.
Previously, employees at Monzo could only take one month of holiday every year. However, research by the Sabbatical Project suggests a rise in people taking an extended break from work, especially during the pandemic: mid-career sabbaticals have tripled in the past four years. It’s prompted many to reassess their priorities.