5 Technology Companies That Care about Their Employees' Happiness
Recently, companies have started focusing on their work culture and are actively trying to provide a vibrant and friendly work environment to their employees. The companies have realized the importance of work satisfaction and the result of measures to improve the same on employee output. Many workplaces have started to take care of the minutest of the needs and in turn people working at these companies are increasingly feeling satisfied with their jobs like never before. Among the several added benefits are many new mental well being initiatives like stress management programs, mental health programs, mindfulness and meditation sessions, motivational seminars to help employees progress in careers et al. Here’s a list of 5 such companies which care about their employees and went above and beyond to adopt unique ways to keep their employees driven and satisfied.
Google is a giant in the internet related services. Employees of google find it the best place to work in as the company provides them with maximum possible benefits. The company provides a number of facilities to its employees which majorly includes transport facilities, medical assistance with an on-site physician, salons, gyms, food etc. Employees are also provided with parental leaves and lucrative travel allowances. It is interesting to note that the company also recognizes the love for pets of their employees and have allowed pets at workplace. To create a healthy environment at workplace, the company has started an initiative called ‘wall of happiness’. Here, the employees may thank each other for the services provided. Definitely an astounding place to work.
Accenture is a huge name in the MNCs providing consultation services. The company serves its employees with a number of benefits which includes wellness facilities like insurance, legal and personal assistance, child care facilities, maternity leaves etc. Employees are provided with a special leave called the bereavement leave to attend the funeral of any immediate family member. They also provide the employees paid leaves depending upon their performance to spend time with their families and maintain a work-life balance. Benefits like shopping discounts are definitely a cherry on the cake for the employees at Accenture.
The company needs no introduction. It takes care of its employees as much as it takes care of its subscribers. The company believes in the policy of ‘health is wealth’ and therefore provides on the site medical facility to all the employees. The company does not offer diversified treatment to employees. The CEO also works from a cubicle which is placed right with that of the employees. The company provides bike repair services to dry-cleaning stores at the site itself. A new concept of stood up desks is introduced in the company so that employees move around and can maintain proper blood flow in their bodies. This initiative is taken keeping in view the huge number of complaints of obesity and mental stress in employees. Nothing could be better than having a mini-kitchen at office for food lovers and a video game center for video game lovers at office. They can access all these facilities anytime they wish to.
Tata Teleservices Limited is a mighty name in the broadband and teleservice provider sector. They keep a regular check on the employee satisfaction by ways of survey and also try their best to provide the employees their preferred workplace. The company has freed its employees from the swiping and punch machines to ensure better productivity of employees. The company has adopted a motivating strategy which includes awards for best performance. Apart from the regular incentives and medical facilities, the company takes care of employee’s mental by providing them fun time playing football, cricket, hockey etc. The company has also undertaken the responsibility of the families of the employees and as a result provide career counselling and insurance to family members.
Microsoft is one of the largest software companies of the world. The company is no less than others when it comes to caring for its employees. It provides a facility of on-site physician and initiated a program called ‘stay fit’ to take care of the employees’ health. The company had made sure to provide greenery around the campus and has made facilities for indoor games. They support their employees with counselling and do recreational programs to keep the employees relaxed and stress free. Food stores and coffee shops in the office are the go to places of every employee. The most interesting of all is that the company has provided for showers in the office so that the employees can relax for a while and enhance their productivity.