News: Meesho announces new unlimited wellness leave policy

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Meesho announces new unlimited wellness leave policy

Employees can take up to 365 days of paid leave for self-illness and up to 25% for a family member for three months.
Meesho announces new unlimited wellness leave policy

The social commerce startup Meesho today announced a new unlimited leave policy which will enable employees to avail up to 365 days of paid leaves. The policy is applicable if an employee or their loved one is impacted by a critical illness that requires frequent or constant hospitalisation. 

Employees will be entitled to full salary payment throughout the tenure of the leave for self-illness and up to 25% for three months for a family member.

Recognising the financial needs of employees and their families during difficult times, Meesho will ensure that employees are reassured of all the necessary support and resources. 

In addition to compensation, employees will continue to receive other important benefits such as contribution of provident fund, insurance, and additional medical benefits, according to a company release.

The initiative is part of Meesho’s comprehensive MeeCARE programme that has been designed with an aim to boost holistic well-being for Meeshoites and their families. 

Ashish Kumar Singh, Chief Human Resources Officer, Meesho said, “Driven by the core tenet of people-first, Meesho understands how every employee requirement is unique and diverse in nature. The introduction of infinite leaves, thereby, takes our focus on creating a conducive environment for employees a notch higher. All our policies are designed with the aim of making our employees feel valued, empowered, and cared for.”

As part of the continuation of all the fundamental benefits, employees will also be eligible for appraisal cycles based on the contributions over the timeframe when they were actively working. 

With a seamless application process, employees would just require to raise a request on its HR management portal which will be immediately taken care of by the respective managers, added the company release.

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