News: Auto firms try to keep employees' morale up in hard times

Employee Engagement

Auto firms try to keep employees' morale up in hard times

In the first week of August, about 3,000 workers from the Nashik and Chakan plants of Mahindra & Mahindra had an unusual visitor: Sindhutai Sapkal. The 64-year-old social worker and activist, who has devoted her life to adopting and taking care of orphans, addressed workers at the plants on handling ups and downs in life, Economic Times reported.

In the first week of August, about 3,000 workers from the Nashik and Chakan plants of Mahindra & Mahindra had an unusual visitor: Sindhutai Sapkal. The 64-year-old social worker and activist, who has devoted her life to adopting and taking care of orphans, addressed workers at the plants on handling ups and downs in life, Economic Times reported.

According to PN Shah, chief executive-automotive division, M&M, such initiatives help both employees and the management. "With the Chakan unit having a lot of young workforce, it was essential to have such inspirational speakers to address hardships and ways to face such situations, and not get mentally disturbed," he says. Initiative range from communicating the state of business to talks by motivational speakers, from skilling programmes to community service initiatives, from reassigning new projects to rewards.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, #IndustrialRelations, #Corporate

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