SBI allows employees to work from home

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The Board of the bank has recently approved the ‘Work from Home’ policy enabling its employees to work remotely using mobile devices.

Giving its employees a reason to cheer on International Women’s Day, State Bank of India launched a new facility to enable its staff to work from home. This came as happy news for all the employees, especially women, who at times juggle household, childcare, family and work.

With the help of technology, it is being made possible now for employees to work anywhere, anytime, allowing women in particular to stay tuned to work without having to be physically present in office. State-run SBI also has more than 22 per cent —46,000-47,000— women employees, and the bank is taking an initiative to give them greater opportunities to make a full-fledged career.

In line with that, the Board of the bank has recently approved the ‘Work from Home’ policy allowing remote working to its employees, using mobile devices. This helps them address any urgent requirement they may have, that prevents their travelling to work.

The bank will be using mobile computing technologies and shall have continuous and central control over all the enabled devices. This will ensure that the applications and data are managed and secured on the mobile devices. The use of technology and services shall be monitored through carefully- designed MIS and dashboard, to enable improvements and refinements.

SBI is still in the process of identifying more jobs that can be handled from home. In some time, it will surely scale up this initiative. Furthermore, in order to make the work from home services comprehensive and to enhance employee productivity, the bank is looking to include cross-selling, marketing, CRM, social media management, settlement & reconciliation and complaints management applications as well therein.

The bank had also launched the facility of availing a two-year sabbatical to support its women employees, who may want to take a break from their career owing to various reasons. It is also looking at transfer concerns.

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