Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of HEADspace.
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Like many modern tech companies, UiPath had been expanding its mental health benefits to employees in recent years, committing the equivalent of 1% of salaries to health and wellness programs. More than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, that all seems quaint.
The crises of 2020 have taken stress, anxiety and depression to entirely new levels for employees, who are trying to stay productive at home, surrounded by children who can’t go to school or hang out with their friends, except outside and at a distance.
Add to that the racial animus sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in late May, the raging wildfires across the West and a particularly consequential election season and it’s easy to see why employers like UiPath are working overtime to help staffers find some semblance of balance.
“The whole world changed and we