Amidst the pandemic, Tech Mahindra has taken another step towards the well-being of its employees. The IT firm has appointed Meghna Hareendran as its wellness officer with immediate effect. The new role has been created to institutionalise the physical and mental wellness of all employees at Tech Mahindra. This move will also ensure that every employee has access to medicines, hospitals and any other medical equipment required during this crisis.
Hareendran will act as a central manager for the healthcare needs of all employees at Tech Mahindra and will also be responsible for handling the wellness partners and vendors to provide holistic employee wellness offerings.
Prior to this appointment, Hareendran was part of the HR team at Tech Mahindra as an HR benefits analyst. She was working with the global HR team to design policies and strategies pertaining to the health and wellness of the staff. Hareendran is a young HR professional with little over five years of experience in HR. Before joining Tech Mahindra, she has also worked as an intern with Tata Communications.
Hareendran holds an MBA and is a graduate in electronic and telecommunication engineering.
“Guided by our values and culture of driving positive change, celebrating each moment, and empowering all to rise, we at Tech Mahindra, have always prioritised the well-being of our associates. Meghna is one of our bright young HR leaders who is passionate and already making a positive difference to the lives of many. Her appointment as a ‘Wellness Officer’ reiterates our belief in ‘Wellness before Business’ and underscores our commitment towards ensuring holistic wellness of our associates,” comments Harshvendra Soin, global chief people officer & head – marketing, Tech Mahindra.
Commenting on the present situation, Hareendran says, “The pandemic has taken a significant toll on lives across the world, and it has created a unique challenge to ensure both physical and mental wellness of people. To combat this, the key is to build a wave of ‘collective well-being’, with humans and technology at the centre.” She is grateful that Tech Mahindra recognised this need early on, and “enabled a culture where everyone comes together to ensure each other’s well-being.”
Tech Mahindra has been collaborating with multiple hospitals to convert their official campuses into COVID care units where employees are assured of medical help in emergency cases. The Company also has a COVID-19 risk-screening test called Mhealthy, to test the presence of antibodies along with all the vital health stats for COVID-19 comorbidities. With this system in place, it will ensure that anyone entering the premises of Tech Mahindra is healthy, while the employees are assured of a healthy place to work in.