You may have seen a recent article floating around the internet in which an employee sent an email explaining she would be taking a mental health day. The CEO’s response shocked the internet.
The CEO responded praising the employee and agreeing how important it can be to take a step back and take care of yourself, and that this action only helps you perform better at work. The importance of self care and communication can be invaluable to your job, and studies show that taking time for yourself whether it be a day off, meditation in the morning, or devoting time to exercise or hobbies can clear your mind, making you more productive in the workplace.
HR professionals, don’t forget to utilize online services that are there to make your life more simple. Group discussions in online platforms, and services like Recruiters LineUp (that match you with the right recruiter) can be the perfect resource to take some of the load off.
We hope more top executives will embrace this CEO’s approach in the new future. In the meantime, take care of yourself. We’re rooting for you!