Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance rolls out initiative to focus on employee well-being
The Economic Times : 24 September 2020
Bengaluru: Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance has rolled out a programme to provide holistic support for employees - physical, mental, and financial - as part of its commitment to employee well-being.
Over the past few months, the insurer has taken several steps towards improving well-being for employees, including rolling out counselling services, doctors on call, mediation sessions, among others.
The initiative was flagged off last week with ‘Staycation’, an extended weekend for employees, to acknowledge the role of families in the growth momentum of the company since the beginning of April.
“Covid-19 has blurred the line between professional and personal lives. So there is an urgent need for HR leaders to redefine those boundaries. From an organisational 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 our employees tackle this challenge more effectively,” Vikas Bansal, chief human resource officer, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance, told ET.
The ‘Impacting Lives’ initiative was borne out of insights collected through several rounds of discussions between HR, senior Leaders and employees.
“Considering the limitations on venturing out of the house, we realised that a lot of our employees were avoiding taking time off. Traditionally 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 currently, more employees are taking on work as a way of spending time productively even beyond office hours. So, as an organisation, it was incumbent upon us to provide meaningful avenues for our employees to take some personal time,” Bansal said.
This initiative will be continued over the coming months through a predetermined wellness calendar, facilitating sessions on at-home fitness, nutrition, counselling services for mental health and much more.
In the months to come, the insurer will also expand the scope of the programme by promoting social responsibility among their employees to contribute to the well-being of customers and the community at large.