BYJU’S, the world’s leading edtech company, has announced a massive upgrade to its employee leave policy. Under the new setup, both employees and trainees will be able to operate flexibly with the accommodations for Period Leaves and Child Care Leaves. This new policy is a significant step in prioritising employee happiness, work-life integration, flexibility, and workplace sensitivity.
According to BYJU’S updated Child Care Leaves, employees with children aged up to 12 years are eligible for seven leaves annually. The leaves can be availed on multiple instances and can also be split into half-day leaves.
Another noteworthy change is the accommodation for Period Leaves at BYJU’S. In a step towards creating a fair and balanced work culture, all women employees at BYJU’S are eligible for a total of 12 period leaves in a calendar year.
Under the new Maternity Leaves policy, in addition to the 26 weeks of paid leave, BYJU’S offers its employees an additional 13 weeks of unpaid leave. For new fathers, the number of Paternity Leaves has been increased from seven to 15 days. This new policy allows new parents the assured flexibility and security to bond with their children in the early years of life.
Pravin Prakash, Chief People Officer, BYJU’S elaborated on the organisation’s wellbeing framework, “At BYJU’S, it is our constant endeavour to create an environment where employees feel valued, supported, and cared for. We are committed to building a healthy and inclusive culture for all employees, and the roll out of this upgraded leave policy is a step in that direction. We look forward to building a more positive and compassionate work environment for today’s workforce”
Workshops on yoga, dance, and art are a few other ways in which BYJU’S has been promoting the importance of self-care for employees to unplug and recharge. The organisation has also launched ‘BYJU’S Let’s Talk’, an employee wellness programme that provides access to 24X7 one-on-one online counselling. Additionally, BYJU’S also has regular check-ins and virtual meetups where employees can connect with each other, fostering a healthy work culture and an environment of trust and support.