With employees clocking in 48-hour workweeks, research states that India Inc. is inching towards premature burnouts. Most employees in organisations across the country complain of being overworked, unmanageable stress levels, and a dwindling personal life. To top that, it is rarely a good time to take your annual leave as you may be judged for your lackadaisical work ethic, because appraisals are due next month, the big launch is due next week, or the targets are impossible to meet.
At Star, we are always listening… listening to the pulse of the company, to what employees need, think, and want. And we are constantly striving to make changes that create an empowering and fulfilling workplace. We decided to do something about this to ensure our hard-working #Superstars are getting their much-needed downtime.
As part of the ‘Family Comes First’ benefits program, our Annual Leave Policy allows employees to take as many days of paid leave as they need, with no cap on the upper limit. The new policy also includes a minimum limit of 15 days – to encourage employees to take at least a minimum two-week break in the year to begin with. The policy further includes a key highlight that employees must take at least one instance of minimum 5 days of leave at a stretch in order to relax and unwind thoroughly.
Just as our employees are in charge of their workload, they should be in charge of their vacations. This will also mean more accountability, responsibility and effective planning. Plan well, enjoy the benefits!