From PepsiCo to PwC – companies announce a four-day weekend to help beat WFH stress
- Clubbed with the national holiday on October 2nd for Gandhi Jayanti, companies are giving their employees an extra day off and turning it into a four-day
- Employees have been complaining about extra working hours due to
work from home.
- According to a recent survey, 36% of Indian employees are suffering from mental health issues.
Not just that, having been confined to their homes for such a long time, more Indians are reporting mental health issues during the pandemic. According to a recent survey, 36% of Indian employees are suffering from mental health issues.
Employers are taking note of this burnout, and some have been giving extra holidays. Since employees are not travelling or taking any leaves, companies are providing an ‘extra day off’ clubbed with the weekend. Google started the trend in May when it gave its employees an official holiday on a Friday.
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We’re making the long weekend longer! With our second Pens Down day on 5 October, we’re getting a four-day break to recharge and re-energise. Our people have gone above and beyond during these times and taking some downtime is easier when others around are also on a break - that’s why we plan such breaks at regular intervals. #welldeservedbreak #BeWellWorkWell #EmergingStronger
Several other companies have been giving wellness breaks to ensure their employees get some time for themselves.
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