Bumble’s 700 employees have been told to disconnect from work for a week. This will be a fully paid week off. All offices will be temporarily closed for one week to help the staff combat burnout.
Bumble has seen busier working days than other companies owing to the pandemic. There was accelerated growth in the number of users.
This week off was welcomed and praised by Bumble’s head of editorial content, Clare O’Connor in a tweet (the tweet is now unavailable). The tweet from her called this “a much-needed break”.
Good-to-know Facts About Bumble
The number of paid users across Bumble and Badoo (owned by Bumble) increased by 30% in only three months (January 2021 to March 2021) as compared to the same months last year, according to the recent results.
- Bumble app has a women-first interface. Women make up for 71% of the company’s board.
- Whitney Herd, the CEO of Bumble is the youngest CEO to IPO in history. She is 31 years old.
- Bumble is big on diversity & inclusion. This is not limited to only gender but also expands to race, religion, color and more.
- Bumble has always supported fully remote positions even before the pandemic. The company always had a hybrid remote working model with a 65% remote workforce before 2020. The company has been working fully remotely since March 2020.
This move of giving a paid week off to all of it’s employees to combat burnout goes on to show the intuitive and thoughtful culture of the company.
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