GPTW: Sensitive to Millennials’ Sensitivities
With an upsurge in the millennial population, the company has added focus in making the workplace millennial-friendly: Vinay Awasthi, MD, HP
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We have always put the wellbeing of the employees at the front and centre. Initiatives and programmes have been designed and created to create the feel-good factor in the employees,” says Vinay Awasthi, MD, HP on being felicitated as a Great Place to Work. HP is an IT company providing customers with products ranging from laptop, computers, tablets, desktops, printers, ink and toners, displays and accessories, business solutions, etc.
The company surveys employees at least once every year to identify areas for improvement and growth. The annual survey ‘Voice Insight Action (VIA)’ focuses on gathering employee thoughts on improving the way of work, developing its people and building a better future. Forums take cognizance of the feedbacks received from VIA and further necessary action plans are drafted. The company has an Open Door Policy wherein any employee can approach anyone in the leadership chain in case of any grievance.
Besides, there are lunch with leader sessions, open mics facilitating towards a great place to work. During such sessions, every leader dedicates a stipulated time where the employees meet a leader, discuss work, team, experiences etc.
There is an option of internal job rotations to help prevent stagnation while fostering professional growth and charting out a robust career path. One of the testimonials marks tenure in HP as a wonderful journey within 11.5 years wherein the employee was blessed with a great a life-partner and two kids as well.
With an upsurge in the millennial population in the present times and the changing workforce trend, the company has added focus in making the workplace millennial-friendly. There are flexible working options. The company has Young Employee Networks and other employee resource groups to keep employees connected and engaged. Also, there is an emphasis on cross-functional rotations for employees to help them adapt better to the rapidly changing work environment and help transcend cultural barriers.