Every company has their own way of functioning. While some believe in keeping things cool and flexible, others swear by military-like discipline. In today’s competitive world, business tycoons have realised that their workforce is their key strength. Therefore, to ensure best results, companies are now re-adjusting their spectacles, to find out what could be the best approach and then revamping their work culture.
Let’s see what are the biggies doing right to get ‘superliked’ by their employees:
Accenture India has some of the best policies in terms of work hours and flexibility. Their policy called “Hours That Help” allows employees to donate their leaves to their colleagues-in-need. Wow! Isn’t it as Utopian a world where people could donate their extra kilos to underweight friends? They also have flexy work hours that lets employees decide their start and end of work hours. Accenture also offers part-time agreement so that people can work fewer hours a day or fewer days a week. Their job sharing agreement is also a good option for employees who are travelling for work. This arrangement facilitates two employees to share one position. The tech giant has also scrapped annual performance review.
Flipkart is known for its liberal and peppy work culture. The founders and key officials of Flipkart are often seen playing football with employees. Such sporty bosses! They also have their own ways of celebrating milestones and festivals. Flipkart was recently in news for its relaxed maternity and paternity policies. They also have a concept of ‘Adoption Allowance’ of Rs. 50,000 for interested employees. The paternity policies of the organisation allow 10 days-leave to male employees before or after they become a dad. Till three months into paternity, employees are given the option of working four hours from office and the rest from home.
Godrej was widely appreciated when they uncapped sick leave for employees. Godrej also operates a programme named LOUD (Live Out Ur Dreams) which is aimed at finding the best talent during campus recruitments. Another brownie point to Godrej for their policy to have more women in the team. More than 50% of the global Godrej workforce is girl-power. Godrej also has industry best maternal policies.
Google is globally-known for pampering their employees. Google employees get the best food at workplace and many other mega coll things. Google workplaces are carefully planned and designed to keep their employees in a blissful state. The TGIF hours at 4 pm on Fridays is the time to socialise. Google offices are equipped with gymnasiums with trainers and health programs, recreational areas to play football, pool, tennis, air-hockey. But this is what made us ache for their set-up – sleep pods for nap-time! Is this about an office or a fairy tale? You decide.
Employees at Intuit enjoy several maternity and paternity benefits that include daycare discounts in addition to leaves. Intuit has an adoption policy which allows Rs. 50,000 allowance and 84 days of leave. Key benefit: Free medical insurance of up-to Rs 5 lakh for employees and their families.
Lifestyle International believes that they employees at every level must get a uniform work experience. Other than a liberal work culture and enhanced transparency, the company is offering benefits like flexible working hours, insurance cover and a group term life insurance cover for employees having completed one year. The company also has whistle blower policy and option to diversify career.
Workers at Marriott are called associates. Marriott rewards their employees with ‘free meals and stays’ for their families at any of their properties. Associates have access to gym and other facilities at Marriott’s units. The company also offers a Talent Development Programme and international exposure to the ones who shine.
SAP Labs India is working to ensure flexible work options, healthcare policies and policies to ensure that employees get help in personal crisis. They have special attention towards fostering talent of women employees. SAP is offering daycare and Montessori education for children of employees other than the regular maternal and paternal benefits. Employees can work from home for four days a month or one day a week. Employees can switch to temporary part time work agreement allowing them to work 50, 60 or 80% of regular work.
So, which one was your favourite? Did we miss any name? Comment below to let us know.