Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, an investment, and financial service company based in Mumbai, India, has extracted a program to provide aggregate support for employees-physically, mentally, and financially as part of its dedication to employee well-being. In recent times, the insurer has taken several steps towards improving well-being for employees, including relinquishing counseling services, doctors on call, and meditation sessions among other employees.
The initiative commenced last week with ’Staycation’, an extended weekend for employees, to appreciate the role of families in the changes in the growth of the company since the beginning of April. Vikas Bansal, chief human resource officer, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, mentioned that COVID-19 has weakened the line between professional, and personal lives. So there is an immediate need for HR leaders to reexamine those boundaries. From an organizational perspective, the first victim of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the well-being of employees across sectors, and we want to take concrete measures to help employees intercept the challenge more effectively. The ‘Impacting Lives’ initiative was performed of perception collected through several rounds of discussions among HR, senior leaders, and employees.
Bansal stated that considering the drawbacks of moving out of the house, realized that a lot of employees were avoiding taking time off. Usually taking time off has meant stepping out of the house to go on a vacation or visit the extended family. With the lack of that freedom presently, more employees are taking on work as a way of spending time profitably even behind office hours. So, as an organization, it was obligatory to provide meaningful approaches for the employees to take some personal time. This initiative will be resumed over the coming months through a preplanned wellness calendar, assisting sessions on at-home fitness, nutrition, counseling services for mental health, and much more. In the coming months, the insurer will also strengthen the confines of the program by recommending social responsibility among their employees to contribute to the wellbeing of customers, and the community at large.