Dating company Bumble tackles stress in the workplace and gives all employees a week off

The company Bumble, which runs a dating app, has temporarily closed all its offices worldwide. The 700 employees will be given a week off, the BBC writes. The company wants to tackle stress in the workplace in this way.

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Bumble has had a busy year. It went public and saw a significant increase in the number of users. An executive revealed on Twitter that founder Whitney Wolfe Herd sensed “collective burnout” among her staff. That would be a big deal, especially in the US, where employees often have few vacation days.

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Earlier this year, 31-year-old Wolfe Herd became the youngest woman in American history to list her company. She had her 18-month-old son with her when she rang the bell on the Nasdaq in February. She stated in her speech that she wants to make the internet a “friendlier” place.

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The pandemic also had a major impact on the dating industry in the past year. Due to the worldwide measures against the corona virus, people were often unable to meet physically with strangers. As a result, this was increasingly done digitally, for example via video apps such as Zoom.

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Earlier this year, the business networking site LinkedIn also gave all its staff a week off. The company wanted to use this to prevent burnouts among its sixteen thousand employees.

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Author: Jobly