BUSINESS INSIDER - Oct 21 - For Hinge founder and CEO Justin McLeod, the pandemic has brought with it a set of unique challenges and stressors. Hinge transitioned its employees to working from home in March. Since then, its employees reported feeling more stressed and burned out. McLeod said that the company has conducted several employee engagement surveys. Using the data, they're able to distill the biggest concerns that need to be addressed, and develop an action plan. But data can't tell you everything. You also need to regularly communicate with your employees when you have face time. McLeod begins his meetings with a brief employee check-in. The engagement surveys helped Hinge realize that workers were burning out. So the company introduced initiatives like "Unplug Fridays," which allowed Hinge employees to work four days every other week in the summer. They also implemented "No Meeting Tuesdays" to prevent employees from feeling constantly stuck in virtual meetings.