Source | hr-economictimes-indiatimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org | Khushboo Kumari | Aquilur Rahman
The success of an organisation is a result of a collective effort of the employees. Hampering the physical and mental health of employees, the second wave of the pandemic has made the country go through a lot.
Meanwhile, to ensure the employees stay fit and stress-free during this turbulent time, organisations have extended support to help the employees and their dependents. In an interaction with ETHRWorld, industry leaders talked about their employee wellbeing initiatives.
In this together
Speaking about the impact of the pandemic, Juzar Khorakiwala, Chairman and Managing Director, Biostadt India, said, “The ongoing pandemic has brought many of life’s uncertainties to the forefront. With people at the heart of our corporate culture, we ensure that updated information regarding the current scenario is communicated effectively through mailers among all the employees.”
Mentioning the support given to the employees, Aditi Pareek, Human Resources Head at Pepperfry, said, “For the employees who are going through any medical exigencies, either for themselves or any family member, we have introduced Special Leaves, wherein the individual can take up to three months of paid leave.”
Pareek also added that, in addition, the company has also announced a five-day working week (which was a six-day working week earlier) and for the non-frontline employees, the work from home flexibility has been extended till December 2021.