Simpplr eases pandemic stress with ‘Recharge Days’

By Hani Khan

Taking time to rest, renew, and refresh yourself isn’t wasted time. Recharge. Choose what energizes you. – Melody Beattie

Simpplr has announced an additional 9 paid “Recharge Days” for 2021 to help employees experiencing COVID fatigue and stress. 

The executive leadership team recognizes that many employees are dealing with the stress of working from home with extenuating circumstances of balancing school schedules for children, taking care of sick loved ones, and even dealing with one’s own feelings of uncertainty and exhaustion. 

It’s important to recognize that we are living through unprecedented times and everyone is learning how to adjust while trying to maintain the same levels of productivity as if we were in the office. The boundary between work life and personal life have severely blended in the past year coming with it’s own opportunities and challenges. 

As a way of helping to relieve the stress, Simpplr is rolling out Recharge Days to allow employees to disconnect and relax by taking a day off. The mandated days coincide with holidays and create a 4-day weekend which allows employees to take longer respite periods to take care of their physical and mental well-being. 

It’s important to note that these days are being given on top of the company holiday calendar and don’t take time from employees’ vacation days. Simpplr employees are being encouraged to use this time to relax, enjoy the outdoors and simply enjoy what makes them happy. 

The company has been monitoring how employees have been doing with regular manager check-ins, pulse surveys, and regular all-hands meetings since the onset of the pandemic and the transition to remote work. In addition to days off, the company offered support to employees in setting up their home office and conducted an Emotional Intelligence workshop to help employees focus on the natural stress and isolation we’ve all encountered this past year. 

Simpplr hopes that these additional days off provide employees an opportunity to take a break, refresh and connect for when they need it most.

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