INDUSTRY AWARDS: Media & Entertainment
Every employee in a team is eligible for Instant Recognition Awards that ensures 80% coverage of each individual unit
#1 Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.
A young company of three years, it believes in its philosophy of ‘work can be fun’. Viacom18 shows that Gen Yers and the MTV Generation can be molded to achieve tremendous success. It strongly believes in an open culture, enabling its members to explore every bit of creativity in them, without having to keep a watchful eye. The fun quotient of the company’s work culture is supported by its many quirky ways, from various sports events, match screenings, spa setups, movie screenings every second month, Friday chills every last Friday of the month, Time Out every quarter to go out for dinner / movie / drinks, celebration of special days to impromptu parties or blowing an auto rickshaw horn when an idea is cracked and seeing people stand on desks and dance to the achievement!
Recognition comes to employees in a myriad of ways such as the Star of the Month Awards where eight winners across the organization are chosen as Super Stars, Platinum Star, Gold Star or Silver Star. Criteria for their selection include delivery of ratings, cost saving, revenue generation, etc. Apart from the monetary aspect of the award, the idea of giving them in front of the entire organization in their Town Hall meet makes the event truly special for a recipient. Every employee in a team is eligible for Instant Recognition Awards that ensures 80% coverage of each individual unit. Selection for these awards is linked to the organizational goals, peer recognition and more. These awards are integrated into various business functions by acquiring an appropriate name. They could be called New Idea Innovation at Work, Going Out of Your Way to Help Another Team Member, Going Beyond the Brief to do a Given Task Efficiently or Getting a New Client on Board thereby encouraging those actions by employees.
Work-life balance is enabled by some regular and some unique facilities. Adoption Assistance comes with a financial kick start to any employee who chooses to adopt a child. Consultancy services are arranged for tax consultation; Mediclaim help or legal consultation by senior advocates is provided. Broker tie-ups assist new employees find accommodation if they have moved cities. Life Series give employees opportunities to pursue special interests or fitness within the confines of the workplace. Based on an employee survey, multiple activities are offered under the program. If currently pilates and kickboxing are a rage, then it was guitar, aerobics and salsa classes earlier.
Employee feedback on their employer has been highly appreciative. One of them sums up the experience of working in these words: “This organization is a really youthful, vibrant and fair place to work. I do not feel like I am going to my workplace. My colleagues feel like family, my boss is my mentor and human resources constantly strive to improve the quality of work environment and facilities provided to the employees.” Another one adds that, “No one is made to feel left out; it’s an amazing team which cuts across thoughts and emotions.”