For Immediate Release:
Red Shark Digital
Greenville, North Carolina - Red Shark Digital, Greenville’s leading digital marketing agency, has announced its commitment to employee welfare by designating mental health days throughout its annual calendar. The team at Red Shark Digital will now receive four paid days off each year to allow time for uninterrupted rest and rejuvenation.
Mental health affects every aspect of our lives, from our relationships with others to our ability to perform at work. Due to the stigmatization of mental health issues, employees will often neglect their mental health and avoid having meaningful conversations about their well-being. This pattern can lead to feelings of isolation, where employees may not feel supported by their colleagues or supervisors.
“We believe that taking care of our employees' mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health,” said Spencer Bunting, Chief Operating Officer of Red Shark Digital. “That's why we're introducing Mental Health Days, so our team can take the time they need to recharge and come back stronger.”
Workplace burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged or chronic stress. It can occur when employees face excessive demands and feel little autonomy over their work environment. Red Shark Digital’s mental health days will allow employees to unplug from their work-related obligations and focus on their mental and emotional health. The goal is to reduce stress and burnout across all departments, ultimately improving productivity and job satisfaction.
“Mental health has always been something that has been important to me, and one of the things I’ve always liked about Red Shark Digital is that they always put their people first,” said Kate Francis, Digital Strategist of Communication & Engagement at Red Shark Digital. “I am very fortunate to work at a place that understands that things happen, and sometimes you need to take a step back.”
Red Shark Digital’s mental health days are uncorrelated with the company’s existing PTO (paid time off) policy. PTO is a standard benefit that allows employees to accrue PTO hours through each pay period. Employees can use their PTO hours for any reason, such as vacation or personal days. Mental health days are additional paid days off the company will provide, with no effect on PTO accrual.
“By prioritizing our employees' mental health, we're creating a positive and healthy work environment that benefits everyone,” said Bunting. “We hope other companies will follow suit and recognize the importance of supporting their employees' well-being.”
By prioritizing mental health and offering incentives to support their employees, companies like Red Shark Digital are making crucial strives toward fostering a more transparent and inclusive workplace culture. The agency's commitment to mental health advocacy and personal growth sends a clear message to employees that they are valued, supported, and encouraged to thrive in their professional careers.
About Red Shark Digital: Red Shark Digital is a superior full-service digital marketing and Webflow agency specializing in web design, SEO, branding, and digital advertising. With office locations across North Carolina, Red Shark Digital provides customizable solutions and industry-leading digital strategies for its clients to achieve online success and visibility. To learn more about Red Shark Digital, visit our website.