Indeed is rewarding its 10,000 global employees with an extra day of paid holiday per month until November 2020.
The enhanced annual leave benefit will now become a semi-permanent fixture, following on from positive feedback from employees after it held its first ‘You Day’ in May 2020.
Indeed initially gave its staff a day off to help them deal with the stress surrounding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic but it has now added a date every month from June to November 2020.
The organisation has also announced that election days will be given as paid leave, allowing people to book time off to vote.
This new initiative is just part of Indeed’s priority to address wellbeing within the organisation which currently offers an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Safe Exercise at Every Stage (SEES) guides, wellbeing tools and health and wellbeing webinars, to help its employees deal with stress and wellbeing during the current climate.
Helen Durkin, employer brand programme manager at Indeed, said: “The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting people differently and what is clear is that many people are struggling. It’s not easy to balance work with being a parent, carer, or housemate and it takes a lot of energy to do that while managing things like pre-existing health conditions and social distancing from loved ones.
“On top of that, people are processing racist and xenophobic acts of violence in their communities and trying to make sense of events unfolding around them.
“At Indeed, we felt it was important that our employees could take a moment to focus on their personal lives. While our benefits exist to attract, engage and retain talent they also play an important role in allowing us to rest and recharge.
“There are huge benefits to taking time off from improved physical and mental health to feeling more energised and as a result being more productive. This is why Indeedians [Indeed employees] are also encouraged to use our open paid time off.”