Dating Company Bumble Sends Staff Home to De-Stress

The company Bumble, which runs a dating app, has temporarily closed all its offices worldwide. The 700 employees will be given a week off, the BBC writes.

 

The company wants to tackle stress in the workplace in this way.

Bumble has had a busy year. It went public and saw a significant increase in the number of users. An executive revealed on Twitter that founder Whitney Wolfe Herd sensed “collective burnout” among her staff. That would be a big deal, especially in the US, where employees often have few vacation days.

Wolfe Herd, 31, became the youngest woman in US history to go public with her company earlier this year. She had her 18-month-old son with her in February when she rang the bell on the Nasdaq. She stated in her speech that she wants to make the internet a “friendlier” place.

The pandemic also had a significant impact on the dating industry in the past year. Due to the worldwide measures against the coronavirus, people were often unable to meet physically with strangers. As a result, this was increasingly done digitally, for example, via video apps like Zoom.

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