Bridgestone Initiates Innovative HR Policies For Psychological Wellbeing Of Employees
Published On 29-May-2021
Tyremaker will allow employees to take five consecutive days off work to energise and reinvigorate themselves
Tyre maker Bridgestone India announced that it has initiated measures aimed at de-stressing and for the psychological wellbeing of its employees amid the raging coronavirus pandemic in the country.
Acknowledged that the work from home phenomena has no fixed timings leaving little time for employees to organise their work schedule or be with their families. The company has informed all employees that till 1 pm every Monday will be a no meeting zone giving employees time to organise their work priorities for the week, added the tyre maker.
The HR initiatives also mandates a fixed lunch time for employees during which period, there will be no online meetings, company further added.
Bridgestone also announced that for the next three months, there will be one Friday off for all employees so as to enable them to spend quality time with their families over an extended weekend. Employees have also been instructed that they should log off by 5pm.
Another initiative ''Take 5'' allows employees to take five consecutive days off work to energise and reinvigorate themselves, it added.
According to the company, these initiatives will be applicable to both its plants in Pune and Indore and all its offices throughout the country.
The tyre maker said it has also contributed towards setting up two Oxygen Generator Plants in Pune and at Devi Ahilya Covid Care Centre, Indore, the second largest centre in the country.
The Bridgestone group has supplemented its Indian arm's efforts by contributing 56 ventilators, 120 oxygen concentrators and 10,000 N-95 masks.
"These are unprecedented times and if our efforts can give relief, solace and even a new lease of life to some, I think it is enough to reward our efforts.
"We are grateful to be able to mobilise global support from the Bridgestone family towards procuring essential medical equipment and help us reach out to many more in need," Bridgestone India Managing Director Parag Satpute said.
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