VMWare announces well-being allowance of Rs 29,565

The Company has also announced 4 holidays to help staff take a break from work

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VMware, a US headquartered cloud computing and virtualisation tech firm, announced that it will enhance its existing wellbeing benefits programme, to allow its employees an opportunity to live a more healthy and balanced life. It will offer all employees an additional wellbeing allowance of Rs 29,565 as equitable reimbursement. If the employees so wish, they can use the wellbeing amount to pay for their vaccination and that of their families.

The Company did alter some of its policies to ensure that teams had help and resources to cope with the challenges of the new normal.

“At VMware, we believe that true innovation is tied in with an environment where employees can bring in their best selves to work. Balance is the key to employee happiness and enabling our employees to live healthy and balanced lives has always been an integral part of our work culture.”

Ramkumar Narayanan, VP Technology & MD, VMware India

It initiated a pandemic leave policy for its employees, allowing them five days of paid leave, to enjoy a break. It also introduced EPIC2 days, declaring four company-wide holidays throughout the year to help employees disconnect from work and spend quality time with their families. Additionally, VMware introduced a new coaching, therapy, and work life services (ICAS) programme to ensure the mental and emotional wellbeing of the employees as well as their dependents. Employees and their families can access several online resources – top therapists, coaches, research-backed therapy, and digital tools — 24 x 7, along with other programmes through an external benefits site.

As Ramkumar Narayanan, VP Technology & MD, VMware India, put its, “At VMware, we believe that true innovation is tied in with an environment where employees can bring in their best selves to work. Balance is the key to employee happiness and enabling our employees to live healthy and balanced lives has always been an integral part of our work culture.”

The Company realises that the disruption of 2020 has taken a toll on everyone, and therefore, “ employees may need some additional support” for which ”we have revamped our wellbeing benefits programme to do just that.”

VMware believes that people are the key to sustainable success, and therefore, strives to make it easier for its employees to pursue well-being on their terms while delivering excellence at work.

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