Better.com staff receive monthly WFH allowance, other benefits, support

The online mortgage lender has expanded its workforce despite the pandemic and launched wellness initiatives for its employees

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Better.com, the online mortgage lender, has witnessed a growth in demand and has already hired more than 1,100 people for its office in Gurgaon, India since April 2020. It has kept its employees’ wellness on top of its list of priorities.

Among the key people initiatives and benefits, Better.com provides a work-from- home allowance for all employees, given the current ongoing health emergency. Employees have been receiving an allowance of Rs 10,000 every month, since the outbreak, to help with the WFH setup, and manage Wi-Fi and other expenses.

Better.com covers medical benefits for all immediate family members (spouse + children + parents) of its employees. It offers 24×7 support, for emotional wellness and mental health, to all its employees. It has tied up with an external partner with over 1000+ experts in the panel. The Company offers specialised counselling for all the employees who have tested COVID-19 positive.

During the lockdown, Better.com provided an exclusive parental concierge service for all parents of employees, to assist with their daily needs.

Amidst the disruptions caused by the pandemic, Better.com has put employee wellness and safety first, as per its “people-first ethos”, says Bhavesh Sharma, country head – India, Better.com.

The Company has partnered with YourDost, an online mental health and emotional wellness platform. Richa Singh, co-founder & CEO, YourDOST, says “it is commendable how Better has created a culture of openness in the organisation such that several Better employees have approached our experts for their emotional wellness without hesitance, to navigate the pandemic successfully.”

With mortgage interest rates dropping, more homeowners are going for refinancing. And what better way to access a mortgage lender than the internet. Launched in 2016, Better offers a digitised mortgage process that involves no commissions and is transparent. It employs technology to make the financing process more efficient. Its services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance.

Its workforce strength in India is over 2,000 now. Globally, the digital-first home-ownership company has over 5,400 employees across six offices worldwide.

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