With an aim to help employees connect beyond work and achieve a healthy work-life balance, Synchrony, the financial services company, has come up with regional engagement hubs.
Spread across India, the regional engagement hubs hold in-person activities to keep its remote employees engaged. The most recent activity was held in Delhi NCR.
These in-person activities, called Friyay Mixers, facilitate connection between members of the workforce.
Reiterating that employee engagement and well-being will continue to be at the core of the processes at the Company, Gaurav Sehgal, SVP, human resources – Asia, Synchrony, said that “the regional engagement hubs will serve as key touch points across the country and places for every employee to connect with peers. Events such as Friyay Mixers are an opportunity to build relationships, collaborate with team members through engaging conversations, fun and exciting activities, making this initiative more meaningful than ever”.
A couple of months ago, Synchrony launched its first-ever co-working space, as part of its southern regional engagement hub in Bengaluru. This was followed by a series of in-person events across Kolkata, Pune and Delhi NCR. These networking experiences allow the remote-working employees to come together, collaborate, and engage in-person.
Ever since the pandemic struck, Synchrony has focussed on safety, flexibility and choice, along with expanded and innovative benefits. It was one of the first few organisations to embrace work-from-home (WFH) as a new way of working in India.
This move helped Synchrony gain trust and reach out to a wider talent pool spread across India. It also helped the employees give their professional best without compromising on work-life balance.
Andy Ponneri, SVP, business leader – India, Synchrony, said, “We have a foundation of empathy and care that strengthens our work culture. Synchrony has consistently demonstrated that geographical boundaries can be seamlessly overcome by working together and we can deliver excellent results wherever we are”.
He said that the Company remains “focused on connecting with our employees, listening to their perspectives, and keeping the Synchrony family engaged, irrespective of their location.”
The Company’s registered office in Hyderabad remains open to all employees and will continue to operate as main India office.