G7 CR Technologies, a leading cloud services provider based out of Bengaluru has decided to pass on the various benefits to its professional family for a safer and healthy work environment. The company has announced a work from home allowance of INR 18,000 for all its employees. The intent is to aid the purchase of UPS and office furniture for their employees to work comfortably from the safety of their homes. The company also delivered comfortable chairs from its office to the employee’s homes and is also reimbursing monthly internet bills.
In addition, the company has also announced benefits of INR 1 Lakh as hospitalization expenses for COVID related treatment. This amount will be over and above their insurance cover and can be availed by the employees and their immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, and siblings under the age of 18 years).
Dr. Christopher Richard, Managing Director, G7 CR Technologies India Pvt Ltd stated, “Our employee’s safety is our first priority, 100% of our staff is working from home and will continue to do so until it is safe for our people to come to office. We continue to disrupt the new normal and will put our people at the center of every decision we make as an organization.”
G7 CR is ensuring that its employees can work with facilities as close to the facilities available at the office. For the ones who had inadequate facilities to sustain working at home, desks and chairs were sent to their homes. To ensure that electricity was not a hindrance during random blackouts, storms, etc, home-inverters were also provided. Broadband connections have also been offered to all employees.
A slew of other measures to support employees during the new normal includes paying the annual bonuses as planned in April 2020, preponing salary date by 10 days for 3 months (April, May & June), announces reimbursement of monthly internet bills of employees and offering interest-free loans to employees needing financial assistance due to family members losing jobs or to cover additional expenses inherited due to the current situation.
With these measures, the company joins a host of other organizations that have rolled out measures to enable employees to work from home, over and above the usual ones. Recently, Chubb launched work from home insurance for the Asia Pacific region. With this insurance, employees diagnosed with stress disorders due to working from home will receive mental health payment for their psychological counseling.