The group, which had already experienced this method at the end of December, considers this measure important to avoid any risk of professional burnout.

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Thousands of employees all on vacation for a week. The social network LinkedIn made this decision for most of its staff, as of Monday, April 5, in order to give them time to recharge their batteries and avoid the risk of exhaustion at work. “There is something magical about the whole business taking a break at the same time. And the best part? Not being greeted by an avalanche of unanswered emails when you return.”, a spokesperson for the professional social network said on Friday.

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It specifies that the week of impromptu paid vacation applies to the majority of the 15,900 full-time employees, even if “a core of employees will continue to work. They may take days later”. With the Covid-19 pandemic, large technology groups were among the first in the United States to adopt telework in early March last year, and most have not yet reopened their offices, or only partially. Twitter has extended it indefinitely.

The San Francisco-based company, where telecommuting is maintained until September 2021, had already closed for a few days at the end of December. “People came back cheered up, they felt like they had been able to leave their homes, to do things like read books or watch movies,” Teuila Hanson, director of human resources at LinkedIn, detailed in an interview with CNN Business.