Software company, JFrog, has decided to give its employees one long weekend for the month of August and September. Implemented on a global scale for all employees across the organisation, the second Friday of every month until September will be a paid holiday.
Noticing how employees were experiencing physical and mental exhaustion and had no way of stepping out to take a break, the Company had launched this new initiative in the first week of August itself. Therefore, employees have been able to enjoy two well-deserved long weekends, and will continue to do so in September too.
Kavita Viswanath, GM, JFrog India, says, “Over time we have noticed a lot of burnout among the employees and even if one wants a break there is hardly any place to go. This is why we decided to go ahead and give our members two long weekends for the months of August and September to re-energise themselves.”
She adds that the practice might be extended in the future if the organisation sees a necessity for it.
Jfrog has been expanding in India since its entry into the Indian market in 2017. The staff has settled well into the new office, in Bangalore, which is designed as a high-tech workplace with touch-less facility in every corner — right from entry and exit, to washrooms and even the coffee machines!
“Over time we have noticed a lot of burnout among the employees, and even if one wants a break there is hardly any place to go. This is why we decided to go ahead and give our members two long weekends for the months of August and September to re-energise themselves.”
While the majority of the employees are working from home, few have been commuting to office regularly as per their needs. On any given day, only 10 per cent of employees are present at the office.
The Company has been expanding its workforce as well as adding new products in the market. It has hired around 10 new recruits and plans to take its strength to 100 employees from the current 70, by the end of this year.
JFrog has increased its PF contribution for its employees in this time of stress and anxiety. To reassure its workers, the CEO of the company calls out an all-hands global meeting every 15 days, and gives updates on the organisation and its future plans.