Tech Mahindra announces appointment of ‘Wellness Officer’
Leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, Tech Mahindra, today announced the appointment of Meghna Hareendran as the ‘Wellness Officer’, with immediate effect.
In order to address workforce well-being amidst the COVID crisis, the new role has been created to institutionalize holistic wellness of all associates, and to ensure access to medicine, hospitals, and other medical supplies, while maintaining the mental well-being of the Tech Mahindra family. Meghna will work as a central program manager to take care of the healthcare needs of the associates and will also be responsible for managing relationships with Tech Mahindra partners and vendors to ensure a comprehensive suite of wellness offerings to them.
Harshvendra Soin, Global Chief People Officer & Head – Marketing, Tech Mahindra, said, “Guided by our values and culture of driving positive change, celebrating each moment, and empowering all to Rise, we at Tech Mahindra, have always prioritized 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.”
Tech Mahindra has also collaborated with leading hospitals to convert some of its campuses into COVID care units. Additionally, the company also launched an exclusive COVID-19 vaccination drive for its associates and their dependent family members across India and will also be covering the cost of vaccination for its associates globally and the third-party employees. As a company with a purpose, Tech Mahindra has extended its support to Mission Oxygen to set up 50 oxygen plants for charitable and government hospitals across India.
On appointment, Meghna Hareendran, Wellness Officer, Tech Mahindra, said, “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 center. I want to thank Tech Mahindra for recognizing this early on, and for enabling a culture where everyone comes together to ensure each other’s well-being.”
Tech Mahindra has a 360-degree approach to employee well-being with a huge emphasis on mental health and wellness program, aimed at lending a helping hand to its associate in these difficult times. This includes regular outreach to associates which focuses on 8 different aspects of wellness - emotional, physical, financial, occupational, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, and social. The company also has a comprehensive COVID-19 risk screening test, called Mhealthy, to test the presence of anti-bodies along with all the vital health stats for COVID-19 co-morbidities. By generating real-time reports, the solution ensures that every individual stepping into the Tech Mahindra premises is healthy, making it a safe place to work. The new role will further help to institutionalize holistic wellness as a part of Tech Mahindra’s culture.