Zerodha to pay bonus to staff for physical fitness

Employees who manage to achieve their fitness goals in a year, will get a month’s salary as bonus


Zerodha, the financial services company, has come up with a unique strategy to get its employees to meet their health goals and become fitter.

The Company realised that the pandemic-imposed sedentary lifestyle, physical inactivity and work-life imbalance had led to the deterioration of its employees’ fitness levels.

To get the employees to make an attempt to improve their health and energy levels, the Company encouraged them to adopt healthier alternatives. It has asked its employees to set a health goal, which they would achieve over a period of 12 months. They will have to make a major change in their lifestyle or living pattern for the better. They will have to track their progress and also update the same regularly, so that they are accountable for their actions and improvements. Their efforts will be well rewarded by Zerodha, of course. Those who manage to achieve their goals in a year’s time will get a month’s salary as bonus. There will also be a lucky draw for Rs 10 lakh!

A post by Nithin Kamath, founder and CEO, Zerodha, on social media revealed that the realisation that the employees were at their worst level of fitness post the lockdown inspired the Company to come up with this initiative.

Encouraged by the successful transformation experiences of people, post the Get Healthy programme, the Company decided to make this a long-term scheme.

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