Druva to allow remote working till spring 2021, take on 15% new hires

The Company ensured work-life balance for its workforce throughout the pandemic and rolled out special benefits for them


Druva Inc. the cloud data protection and management company, will allow its 500-strong workforce to work remotely until spring next year. It will also add 15-20 per cent new hires in Pune in the next few months.

Keeping in mind the health and well being of its employees, the Company had rolled out a compulsory remote-working policy earlier this year. It had also offered its employees a number of special benefits, including an allowance to update their home office, initiatives to help them advance in their careers, leave to rest and relax and focus on their mental health, virual programmes to improve their mental health and even loaned them office equipment.

The Company has been facilitating a work-life balance for its employees by allowing flexible work schedules during the pandemic. All the initiatives introduced by Druva have been done keeping in mind the “employees’ well being above everything else,” said Milind Borate, co-founder and Chief Development Officer, Druva.

The other benefits rolled out for the employees were, and employee assistance program (EAP) to provide holistic mental wellness support for employees and their dependents, across the country, with the help of professional counsellors. The employees were encouraged to focus on a healthy lifestyle and their physical fitness. The revised fitness reimbursement policy reimbursed their expenses on wellness activities or purchases, such as fitness classes, trackers or online sessions or video games. Insurance cover was also extended to include the employees’ dependents. In some areas, a paid top-up options was made available with support to manage the premium. Concierge services have been extended to a door-step service.

Throughout the pandemic Druva has continued to onboard people, offer timely promotions, annual increments and also maintained timely business delivery. The Company is clearly focused on accelerating growth through 2021, as it anticipates a greater need for its cloud data protection technologies during these times of increased cloud migration.

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