Simpl introduces industry-first leave policies to promote better work-life balance 

The new leave policy has been developed with the employee experience at the centre, understanding their diverse needs, and aiming towards an inclusive workplace


Setting a new standard for the industry, Simpl has announced new leave policies and also made some key changes in the previous ones for all its employees. The move is aimed at promoting better work-life balance for its employees. Some of the policies are industry-first leaves.

Speaking on the new leave policy, Sneha Arora, CHRO, Simpl, said, “We curated this new leave policy keeping employee centricity at the core. We are cognisant of the varied needs of a diverse workforce to take time-off from work. Hence, we have tried to make our leave policy as inclusive and flexible as possible. It allows people to take time-off when needed for emergencies, family occasions, personal milestones, or to just relax and rejuvenate.”

With a focus on inclusion for a diverse workforce, and in line with its B2C partner companies, Simpl made the following key changes to its leave policy:

The addition of menstrual leave demonstrates the company’s commitment to promoting inclusion for all employees.

The Adoption Leave is available to LGBTQ+ couples, setting a new benchmark in the industry.

They have also added Family Care Leaves to support employees in family emergencies and needs. In the event of a miscarriage, spouses or partners are also granted time off to offer support and care.

Simpl has placed a strong emphasis on providing leave for important milestones in an employee’s life, such as a wedding. 

Additionally, the one-tap checkout network has also introduced Pet Adoption and Pet Care Leaves, allowing employees to take time off to help their new pet settle into their home during the initial days of adoption, when active attention is often needed. These leaves can also be taken for pet care.

Speaking of the benefits of the new policies, Arora adds, “We have introduced menstrual leave to empower our female employees with the choice to take an additional day off, if they need to. We have revised the maternal and paternal leaves of all employees, which includes adoption and surrogacy. We also have wedding leaves and flexible holidays where employees can choose special occasions like their birthdays and  anniversaries and take time-off to celebrate them with their loved ones.

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