Wakefit.co, the Indian D2C home and sleep solutions brand, has rolled out a ‘no questions asked’ wellness leave policy for its employees, allowing them to take a day off once a month to unwind and relax.
It is hoped that this day off will be used by employees to rejuvenate themselves and support their physical, mental, or emotional wellbeing. They can also use this leave to indulge in leisurely activities.
Through this initiative, Wakefit.co is looking to empower its workforce by instilling a wellness-positive practice that contributes to their holistic growth and development while enabling healthy conversations.
Umanath Nayak, head of HR, Wakefit.co reiterated that the Company’s “goal has been to create a culture that values creativity and collaboration, while empowering the holistic wellbeing of our employees”.
Therefore, the employee wellness leave policy is designed to give the employees “the freedom to be, the ability to grow and reach their fullest potential”.
The Company hopes this policy will “encourage our employees to unwind, focus on their health, and spend time with their loved ones by taking their wellness leave with no questions asked.”
A survey conducted in 2018 by British Airways said that close to 30 per cent of the Indian workforce find it difficult to fearlessly demand leave, as most of them believe that taking holidays is discouraged at the workplace.
Wakefit.co realises the importance of enabling a healthy balance at work for its workforce to thrive, and this wellness leave policy is in line with the Company’s attempt to integrate occupational wellness at the core of its organisational fabric.
The Company had grabbed headlines earlier this year with its ‘Right to Nap’ policy enabling employees to take a power nap between 2 and 2:30 pm. Additionally, Wakefit.co also recently launched the flexi work policy for new parents. These initiatives are aimed at enabling a healthy work-life balance among its workforce.
Established in 2016, Wakefit.co, a research and innovation-driven sleep and home solutions company was founded by Ankit Garg and Chaitanya Ramalingegowda.