Bumble to give staff unlimited paid leave
|bbc.com 29 Jul 2021 at 17:40|
The new leave policy was announced alongside a series of other changes, including a plan to shut the office for a week two times a year.
Bumble said the pandemic had made it "reflect on" the ways staff worked and prompted the change in approach.
"It s becoming increasingly clear that the way that we work, and need to work, has changed and our new policies are a reflection of what really matters and how we can best support our teams in both their work and life," said Bumble president Tarek Shaukat.
Bumble said when the firm shuts down, some customer staff across its offices in Austin, Barcelona, London and Moscow will still work in case any of the app s users experience issues.
A year of working from home and juggling childcare when schools were closed and other responsibilities mounted, has prompted many businesses to look again at the traditional working week.
Accountancy firm Price WaterhouseCooper said earlier this year that staff would be able to work from home a couple of days a week and start as early or late as they wanted.
The building society Nationwide also told its staff they can choose whether to work at home or in the office. Oil giant BP has told office staff they can spend two days a week working from home and several banks are examining hybrid home-office arrangements.