#1. Can pop-up holidays help workers de-stress?
There’s one clear side effect from the pandemic for workers across the globe: burnout. To help fight burnout, companies big and small are adding spontaneous days off. In April, LinkedIn shut down for a week to give their 16,000 global employees five days off. Last time, Google gave workers two impromptu paid holidays. It’s not just spontaneous holidays: some companies have added “self care days” as unique, additional benefits on top of paid time off. The new policies help set a precedent for a more wellness-focused future of work. Read more here.